We’re already cleaning voters’ register – EC


Ahead of the implementation of a Supreme Court ruling ordering a cleanup of the electoral roll, a Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission Georgina Opoku Amankwah has revealed that measures are already underway to sanitize the register.

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday instructed the election management body to immediately clean the voters’ register before the 2016 general elections.

The court held that names of people who registered with the National Health Insurance Card must be deleted from the register but be afforded the opportunity to register again, if they qualify.

The ruling follows a suit filed by former PNC youth organiser Abu Ramada challenging the validity of the current voters register.

Ramadan contends that the current register is compromised and cannot be used for the 2016 general elections.

He wanted the court to declare the register null and void and order a validation of all registered voters.

Reacting to the ruling however, Ms. Opoku Amankwah said even though the commission is yet to obtain a copy of the ruling, measures are underway to comply with the order of the court.

“The EC is yet to get a copy of the ruling to study. So we will obtain one and study the details but the good thing is that, we have already put in place a program and doing what the ruling is asking,” she told the media.


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