About 70% of the estimated new voters in the Atiwa East district in the Eastern Region have been registered at the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, according to the Atiwa district office of the Electoral Commission.
The nationwide limited voter registration exercise began on Tuesday, May 7, to register approximately 623,000 first-time voters ahead of the December general elections.
The exercise, which is set to last for 21 days, will end on May 27, 2024. According to the Atiwa East District EC, more than 150 new voters have been registered since the beginning of the exercise, amounting to about 70% of the expected target.
The Atiwa East District Officer for the Electoral Commission, Sulemana Sayibu Alhassan, indicated that they have had 5 challenges so far and are yet to discuss them with the various political parties to see how they can solve the issues.
He used the opportunity to entreat those who had not registered to do so.
He emphasizes the importance of peaceful and democratic elections, where voters can exercise their rights without fear or coercion.

Speaking to the media in an interview, Atiwa East Constituency Chairman for the New Patriotic Party, Albert Nuamah, said the youth who have attained the age of 18 should take this exercise seriously to be able to partake in the upcoming 2024 general elections and maintain the NPP in power.
According to him, limited voter registration is an essential exercise to mobilize young voters and increase political participation.

Albert Nuamah urged the residents of Atiwa East, who are also out of town, to come home and register.
He is optimistic that, at the end of the exercise, they will meet their target by registering over 70% of new voters, adding that more than 150 new voters have been registered since the beginning of the exercise on Tuesday, May 7, to Sunday, May 19, 2024.

The Youth Organizer for the National Democratic Congress in Atiwa East, Sumaila Ahmed, said since the commencement of the exercise they have not encountered any challenges.
Sumaila Ahmed said he was impressed with the number of registrants so far and believes that they will vote for the NDC to come and save the country from this economic hardship.

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