The African Electoral Institute (AEI) has urged the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to increase the number of personnel at the District Officers manning voter registration exercise.  

In a press release signed by the Deputy Director of Communications for AEI, Nii Adjin-Tettey advised the nation’s electoral governing body to heed the call in order to speed up the registration of eligible voters.

“Even though the Institute noticed the nationwide challenges of the EC’s equipment and starting time, another challenge observed by the African Electoral Institute is the large number of registrants crowded at the various EC’s District Offices just to register and vote in the upcoming general elections on 7th December, 2024.

“The African Electoral Institute is hereby calling on the Electoral Commission to increase the number of its personnel who are registration officers at each District Office to facilitate the speedy registration of registrants,” Mr. Adjin-Tettey stated.

Below is the full press release

PRESS RELEASE
DATE: 9th MAY,2024.
TO:ALL MEDIA HOUSES

THE AFRICAN ELECTORAL INSTITUTE (AEI) IS CALLING ON THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION ( EC) TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF ITS REGISTRATION PERSONNEL FOR EACH REGISTRATION CENTRE

The African Electoral Institute (AEI) has observed the large number of registrants yearning to have their names in the voter register since the start of the Limited registration on 7th May,2024.

Even though the Institute noticed the nationwide challenges of the EC’s equipment and starting time, another challenge observed by the African Electoral Institute is the large number of registrants crowded at the various EC’s District Offices just to register and vote in the upcoming general elections on 7th December, 2024.

The African Electoral Institute is hereby calling on the Electoral Commission to increase the number of its personnel who are registration officers at each District Office to facilitate the speedy registration of registrants.

This, African Electoral Institute, believes will motivate registrants to stay and register instead of some of the registrants getting frustrated and abandoning the process.

AEI continues to urge the security agencies to maintain law and order at all registration centres.

SIGNED:
Augustus Ken Eshun
(Director of Communications and External Relations)
Tel 024-460 9891

Deputy Director of Communications

  • Nii Adjin- Tettey*
    0540904550

African Electoral Institute ( AEI) is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) founded to deliver sustainable electoral solutions to Emerging and Developed Democracies to strengthen, augment, and build electoral stakeholders capacity and participation on electoral issues through electoral education on voter’s rights and freedom, electoral research, election monitoring, election observation, election results collation, election security awareness and training of polling agents and elections directors underscoring the fact that “elections are won at the polling stations’’ and the participation of all identifiable electoral stakeholders in an electoral process such as Political Parties, Governmental Institutions, underpinning transparency and accountability for a free, fair, and credible elections in Africa and the wider world.

Motto: “Integrity of Choice”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM