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How to register for the new voter ID Card

The Electoral Commission has scheduled the 2020 Voters Registration exercise to commence on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

How to register for the new voter ID Card

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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

  1. Citizen of Ghana.
  2. 18 years and above.
  3. Be of sound mind.
  4. Be a resident or ordinarily resident in an electoral area.
  5. Not prohibited from registering by any law in force.

Before someone can vote you must be a registered voter, it only takes 4 steps.

Step 01

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:

  • Passport
  • Ghana Card

In the absence of any of the valid IDs above, an applicant must submit one completed Identification Guarantee Form endorsed by two registered voters.

Step 02

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.

Step 03

Submit the completed registration form to the Data Entry Clerk to have your biometrics and photographs captured.

Step 04

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.

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