The Electoral Commission (EC) has extended the ongoing voter registration exercise by two more days.
The exercise, which started on May 7 and was expected to end on May 27, will now end on Wednesday, May 29.
A statement issued by the Commission on Friday explained that the extension of the registration date was to make up for the network failure that affected the smooth start of the exercise on the first two days.
The statement said, “The Commission’s aim is to ensure that all eligible voters who wish to register are allowed to do so.”
The EC urged all eligible citizens who were yet to register to visit the Commission’s registration centres in districts where they resided to register to enable them to vote on December 7.
The limited voter registration exercise started across the country on May 7, with a target to register 623,000 eligible persons on the electoral register.
 The 21-day exercise is meant for people who have turned 18 and others who have not previously registered to vote.
The voter registration exercise is being carried out in 1,053 registration centres, comprised of 268 district offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) and 785 additional centres in hard-to-reach areas agreed on with political parties.

Meanwhile, The Women’s Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Akuapem North Constituency in the Eastern Region, has embarked on a door-to-door campaign at Akropong, to promote voter registration among the residents, targeting the youth and students, and encourage first-time voters to participate in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
This NPP Women’s Wing initiative seeks to empower young people to exercise their right to vote, particularly those who have benefited from the Free Senior High School Program.
Since the beginning of the voter registration exercise, the women’s wings including the Loyal Ladies and Ofie Women’s Wing campaign team engaged citizens. They interacted with constituents on the need to register.
Some areas visited include Amanokrom, Akropong, and Mamfe among others engaging in house-to-house, door-to-door, pubs, chop bars, lorry stations and markets.
Speaking with NET2TV NEWS, the Akuapem North Constituency women’s Organizer, Linda Darkwah, highlighted the purpose of these engagements.

The Akuapem North Constituency Secretary for the NPP, Samuel Kodua Boateng emphasized on the importance of voter registration and participation, especially for the NPP.
He expressed satisfaction with the registration turnout so far adding that, the database of the EC in the municipality reveals over 2000 have been registered as of Friday.
He urged all youth from 18 to actively participate in the Electoral Commission’s ongoing limited registration exercise.

Recommended for you