The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson Dafeamekpor has accused the Electoral Commission of acting unlawfully in the ongoing voter register exhibition exercise.
The MP argues that the EC is breaching various regulations of the Constitutional Instrument in the conduct of its exhibition exercise.
“We the NDC are saying that the EC is blatantly breaching various regulations within C.I 91 in respect of the activities in connection with the present exercise of the voters’ register exhibition. Regulation 22 sub-regulation 2 makes it very clear that a copy of the register that the EC seeks to exhibit should be provided to all the registered political parties.”
“As we speak, we the NDC have not received any such copies from the NDC and our checks with the other political parties indicate clearly that they too have not been given copies and this is in clear breach of regulation 22 sub 2. If [EC] you have technical issues with running your website you can issue a press release so we can understand.”
Exhibition of voter’s register
The Exhibition of the Voters Register commenced on Tuesday, September 10 and will end the following week September 17, 2019.
According to the Electoral Commission, the exercise is taking place in the over 30,000 polling stations nationwide.
Voters who were captured in the electoral roll between 2012 and 2019 are expected to visit their respective polling stations where they will be allowed to confirm or review their details.
The Deputy Commission Chairman in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Eric Asare explained that the process is only for correctional purposes and not to capture new registrants.
He, however, added that the exhibition exercise will also allow for requests for name amendments and insertions.
So far the exercise has recorded low turnout in a number of centres.