Friday, 08 December

673,000 new voters registered so far in limited exercise

Deputy Commissioner of Ghana’s Electoral Commission Dr Bossman Asare

Some 673,276 new voters have been registered so far in the ongoing limited exercise, the Electoral Commission has said.

The 21-day exercise started on 12 September 2023 and is expected to end on 2 October.

At a press briefing at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on Thursday, 28 September 2023, Deputy Commissioner Dr Bossman Asare said: “We are happy to note that the number of registrations has gone up considerably, and we are currently averaging 50,000 registrations per day since last week and this is very remarkable". 

"To date, we have registered 673,276", he announced, adding: "The Commission is within a striking distance of the targeted 700,000 persons to be registered in this exercise".

"We want to also state emphatically that this is not going to be the last registration exercise before the general elections in 2024. We will roll out another round of continuous registration exercise in 2024 in our district offices and also register people in difficult-to-reach areas in some selected areas", Dr Bossman Asare said.

He gave the breakdown of the newly-registered voters as follows: “Western Region recorded 42,269, representing 6.3 per cent; Western North recorded 22,386, representing 3.3 per cent; Central Region registered 63,228, representing 9.4 per cent; Greater Accra recorded 90,099, representing 13.4 per cent; and Volta recorded 43,099, representing 6.4 per cent".

The others are: "Oti -- 18,468, representing 2.7 per cent; Eastern region -- 69,597, representing 10.3 per cent; Ashanti region -- 111,593, representing 16.6 per cent; Bono region -- 23,365, representing 3.5 per cent; and Ahafo region -- 17,210, representing 2.6 per cent".

The rest are: "Bono East -- 28,687, representing 4.3 per cent; Savanna -- 16,045, representing 2.4 per cent; Northern region -- 52,410, representing 7.8 per cent; North East -- 17,692, representing 2.6 per cent; Upper East -- 33,778, representing 5 per cent and Upper West region -- 23,350, representing 3.5 per cent.”