LOCAL NEWS: NCCE Calls On Electoral Commission To Publish Names Of Voters Deleted From Register
The Chairperson of the National Commission for civic education,(NCCE), Josephine Nkrumah has demanded that the Electoral commission publishes the names of voters whose names have been deleted from the voter's register.
According to her, the over 60,000 persons whose names have been expunged from the register may not have been informed.
The NCCE chairperson made these remarks at a special sitting of parliament with critical state institutions on the 2020 polls.
"A lot of these names, about 16,000 of them are not even aware that on the day of voting they will get to the polling station and most likely be turned away. What we do at that critical time is of the utmost importance ". She said
The Electoral Commission in October indicated that it had deleted some 30,000 names from the Voters' register.
The affected persons were said to have engaged in multiple registrations or were challenged, investigated, and found guilty
16,000 of the affected individuals were found to have engaged in multiple registrations hence will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections while the other 14,000 were put on an exception list by the EC.
The Public Relations officer of the commission, Sylvia Annor, in explaining said ;
"The names of about 30,000 registered voters have been deleted or expunged from the Provisional voters' register because they are either on the exceptions or the multiple lists. The multiple lists are made up of names of all those who engaged in double registration during the voter's registration exercise."
"The exceptions list is made up of registered voters who were found guilty by the district registration review committees at the various district levels. They were challenged probably because they were under 18 years, non Ghanaians, or gave wrong locations. During registration, we went offline, so we did not detect immediately ". she added.
Story by Rodney Tsenuokpor