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We have restored the missing names in the voters register- EC Chair

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The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensah has said that the missing names have been restored in the voters register.

Some people have raised issues about the register especially the National Democratic Congress accusing the EC of omitting its supporters from the register.

She said “We have successfully retrieved and continue to retrieve valid applicants who were missing from the register. We have updated our electronic register with the missing data. An example is the case of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region. The purported 7,000 plus names who were said to have been deliberately removed from the register are on the electronic register. It is important to note that the updated register capturing the missing names were also sent to the exhibition centres reflecting some of these missing names before the end of the process.”

She also said the commission has also corrected persons with duplicated identification numbers and have been giving new ID numbers.

“To prevent the duplication of voter ID numbers, each kit is given a unique code. What we realised during the registration was that in instances where the registration kits become faulty, they were withdrawn from the field and a new one was sent to the field and the same code was put on the new one. The same code as the one withdrawn was placed on the new one. However, when the faulty kit was brought back to the field, that code was not changed and so you realised that we had two kits with the same code and this meant that they would produce the same ID numbers”, the EC Chair added.

Mrs. Jean Mensah was speaking at the  Let the Citizen Know forum on Monday, September 28, 2020 held in Accra.

Source: Ghana Waves

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