Electoral Commission insists on compiling new voters’ register

Electoral Commission, EC, insists on compiling new voters register for this year’s general election. The Commission reiterated the fact that the decision to have a new register is not intended to cheat or disenfranchise anyone, insisting that it will be vindicated at the end of the day.

In that context, it has given an assurance that it will come up with a register that is better and more credible and efficient than the current one.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Accra, Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr. Serebour
Quaicoe said the decision is part of their plans for this year. Reacting to the stance taken by the coalition of six political parties, Dr. Quaicoe said their reasons are not convincing.

He said the Constitution mandates the EC to demarcate constituency boundaries, compile voters’ registers and conduct elections, adding that in the course of taking such actions, consultations are done and suggestions welcomed from stakeholders, including the political
parties.

Dr Quaicoe noted that concerns raised by some people as to why the current voters’ register was used for the district level election, if it was not credible does not hold because the elections are not the same as general election.

He indicated that the EC does not want any party to go into the general election, lose and come out with complaints against the commission.

SOURCE: Graphic

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