The Electoral Commission has confirmed that at the beginning of the final phase of the ongoing registration exercise, about 15,108,687 applicants had successfully registered.
Dr. Bossman Eric Asare, Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Affairs at the Electoral Commission (EC), speaking at the “Let the Citizen Know” edition in Accra, said by the current figures, the Commissions’ target of registering 15 million had already been exceeded.
“The Commission has put in place measures to contain the excess. We have maintained that registered voters between 14 million and 16 million should be okay, and it is very probable that we will register around 16.5 million,” he said.
He said the Commission was committed to registering all persons who are eligible under CI 91 and CI 126 (as Amended) and urged eligible applicants to do so in their electoral areas.
Statistics By Region:
Greater Accra- 3,225,508
Bono East- 520,208,
North Eastern- 253,339
Upper East- 569,563
Western North- 385,421
Upper West- 404,711.
The Deputy Chairman reminded the public that only qualified thus Ghanaians of 18 years and above and of sound mind, were allowed by law to register.
“If you don’t qualify to register, you have no business going to any of the registration centres to register,” he said.
He said applicants who had registered more than once would be identified through the de-duplication process.