The Electoral Commission has urged Ghanaians to actively participate in the impending New Voter’s Registration exercise, saying no eligible applicant will be disenfranchised.
Dr Eric Bossman Asare, a Deputy Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Commission had put adequate measures in place towards making the exercise successful.
The interview follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that EC could proceed with the exercise in line with the Constitutional Instrument 126.
This means that applicants can only use their Ghana Card or Passport as proof of their identity for their eligibility.
Those without the requisite documents can, however, have two registered voters vouching for them.
The National Democratic Congress filed a suit, in praying the Apex Court of the land for an order directed at the EC, to include “all existing voter identification cards duly issued by the Commission as one of the documents serving as proof of identification for registration as a voter for the purposes of public elections”.
The suit was joined by a private citizen, Mark Takyi-Banson, who prayed the Court to stop the EC from compiling the register or allow the use of the birth certificate as a proof of identity.