The Electoral Commission has scheduled the 2020 Voters Registration exercise to commence on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana will today, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, begin a nationwide voter registration exercise towards the compilation of a new electoral roll for the December presidential and parliamentary elections.
Criteria for Eligibility
Before someone can vote you must be a registered voter, it only takes 4 steps.
For you to register as a voter, you must present a valid National ID Card to the registration center in your electoral area.
Acceptable forms of identification are:
In the absence of any of the valid IDs above, an applicant must submit one completed Identification Guarantee Form endorsed by two registered voters.
The Applicant will be required to provide his or her name, age, sex, residential address and other necessary information for the completion of the voter registration form (Form 1A) by the Registration Officer.
Submit the completed registration form to the Data Entry Clerk to have your biometrics and photographs captured.
After going through the above steps, the registration official will issue to you a laminated voters ID Card and a receipt acknowledging your registration.
This Voter ID Card you must present on Election day for identification
There are certain requirements from applicants who want to file an application for registration as a voter. These requirements are embodied in Section 7 of the Representation of the People’s Law, 1992 (PNDCL 284).
Under the Law, any citizen who is not yet a registered voter may apply for registration, provided he or she has the following qualifications:
Citizenship: Only Ghanaian citizens, either by birth or by law, can register as voters
Foreigner: Foreigners who have resided in the country for a long time but have not changed their status to become Ghanaian citizens are not eligible to register
Age: Persons who have attained the age of 18 years and above can register as a voter.
State of mind: Only people of sound mind can register as voters.
Imprisonment: Prisoners are entitled to be registered as voters, unless they are otherwise barred by law.
Residence: People must register in the place where they live.