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EC rescinds decision to use only Ghana card for registration

The Electoral Commission (EC) has backed down on its earlier decision to use the Ghana card as the sole document for the registration of voters in the limited registration exercise ahead of the December 7 general elections.

This follows a decision by the EC not to present a new Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) to Parliament.

“The Commission would not introduce new Constitutional Instruments (C.I.s) ahead of the Voter Registration Exercise and the General Elections. The existing C.I.s will remain in force,” the Commission noted in a joint statement it issued with representatives of the various political parties at the March 7 Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting.
The current C.I. 126, which was ratified by Parliament before the 2020 General Election, acknowledges the passport and guarantor system as viable methods for new registrants to verify their identification as Ghanaians.

Also, indelible ink will remain in the mix of systems for identifying people who have voted during the elections.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the People’s National Convention (PNC), and the Progressive People’s Party were present at the meeting.



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