A political Analyst, Kwaku Adu Gyamfi has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to consider creating new registration centres in various districts to enable the commission register more citizens in the ongoing registration exercise.
Speaking on Angel Morning Show hosted by Okatakyie Afrifa–Mensah on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Adu Gyamfi said, “Electoral commission should widen their registration centres to enable people living far off to register easily.”
He added that although the registration process is underway the EC can still create more avenues at unique areas to ease the burden of Ghanaians who have turned 18.
“If the Electoral Commissioners could possibly identify unique districts within their jurisdiction and expand their registration centres, the burdens of the people will be reduced,” he said.
The EC has commenced the registration of new voters onto the electoral roll ahead of the December 19 District Level Elections.
The Exercise, which is in accordance with Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution, will take place at the 268 District Offices of the Commission – a departure from the old system where limited registration exercises were done at the electoral areas.
The 21-days exercise would afford Ghanaians who have attained the voting age of 18 years since the last registration in 2020 and others who are more than 18 years but could not register during the last registration exercise, to do so.