[ 2012-04-27 ]
10.5 million prospective voters registered in biometric exercise
The Electoral Commission (EC) had registered 10.5
million prospective voters at the end of the third
phase of the ongoing biometric voters registration
According to a source at the EC, with that
provisional figure, the EC was on course to
achieving a successful biometric voters
registration, which ends on May 5, 2012.
The EC projected to register 13 million voters
before the beginning of the compilation of the
biometric voters roll.
Before the 2008 elections, the number of
registered voters on the roll was 12.5 million, of
which over nine million exercised their franchise
in the elections of that year.
Currently, the number of people involved in
multiple registration stands at 4,000.
The Chairman of the EC, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, had
made it explictly clear before the beginning of
the exercise that any prospective voter who
registered more than once would not have his name
in the electoral roll for five years.
Additionally, the offender would have his or her
name deleted from the roll, be fined, sentenced to
a jail term or both.
Source - Citifmonline
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