[ 2012-06-07 ]
Potential voters going through the biometric exercise
BVR mop up in eight regions; Central, BA out - EC
The Electoral Commission (EC) will undertake
mop-up biometric voters registration in 187
centres in eight regions between June 9 and 10,
With the exception of the Central and Brong Ahafo
regions, the exercise will take place in the
Western, Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern, Ashanti,
Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.
The regional breakdown of the registration centres
are: Western, 48; Greater Accra, 18; Volta, 5;
Eastern, 3; Ashanti, 26; Northern, 55; Upper East,
15 and Upper West, 17.
According to the acting Director of Public Affairs
of the EC, Mr Christian Owusu-Parry, the mop up
was to offer those who could not register as a
result of legitimate reasons during the 40-day
exercise an opportunity to have their names in the
He explained that the mop up had become necessary
at some of the areas because during the
registration, either the kit broke down or there
were long periods of shortage of materials,
denying a lot of people the chance to register .
He urged qualified applicants in the affected
centres who had not yet registered to take note
and register, but was quick to caution those who
had already registered as voters to avoid
registering again, since that would amount to
Mr Owusu-Parry explained that any such double
registration would be detected.
He said those who would engage in double
registration would have their names deleted
entirely from the list before being handed them
over to the police for prosecution.
The nation-wide novelty biometric voters
registration exercise took off from March 24 to
May 5, 2012.
About 45,000 EC officials were deployed to 23,000
registration centres across the country which were
served by 7,000 kits.
Source - Daily Graphic
... go Back