According to the Electoral Commission (EC), the only form of identification accepted for continuous voter registration is the Ghana Card, which aims to end the practice of minors casting ballots.
Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, a former chairman of the EC, has issued a warning that the decision will disenfranchise millions of eligible voters.
There is no reason for concern, according to Dr. Bossman Asare, the EC’s deputy chairman in charge of corporate services, who was speaking on The Forum on Asaase Radio on Saturday, August 6 monitored by Ghanatodayonline.com.
“In all of this, the party agents will be there when we begin the registration.
The trouble we’re trying to stop is when people pose as Ghanaians who are underage and not of legal age.
The exercise hasn’t even started yet, but when it does, he continued, “we’re urging people to get their Ghana Cards, head to their district EC office, and register.”
“What the commission is saying is that our exercise which is the continuous registration has no deadline. So when we start the process and you’re 18 and have your Ghana card, go and register. We know you don’t turn 18 before you get your Ghana Card so when you get your card and turn 18, you go and register,” Bossman assumed.