The District Chief Executive for Atiwa West District Assembly, Paddy Amponsah Douglas, has appealed to first-time eligible voters, especially the youth, to take advantage and actively participate in the Electoral Commission’s extended limited voter registration exercise to enable them to vote in the 2024 general elections.
He also expressed gratitude for the two-day extension, which he believes should have been extended to a week.
The Commission began the registration of new voters on May 7, 2024, and was scheduled to end on May 27, 2024, but due to technical challenges in the first 2 days, it extended the deadline to Wednesday 29th May 2024.
The Atiwa West constituency during the limited registration exercise has registered more than 1,000 new voters with over 20 people challenged.
The DCE lauded the EC for their resolve stating that despite the technical problems encountered in the first days of the exercise, the process has since been smooth in the Atiwa West District.
He was speaking to a cross-section of the media when he visited the EC office at Kwabeng to monitor the process.

Paddy Douglas emphasized the importance of registration for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win the 2024 election, as every political party needs a large number of registered voters to exercise their franchise and secure victory.
He said the District mobile teams had also been deployed to hard-to-reach areas to enable applicants who may not be able to access the district registration centres to do so.

The Atiwa West Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Ayim Darkwa, stated that the EC has established a panel to address issues or challenges, adding that the panel aims to resolve issues amicably to ensure a successful registration process.

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region, who also toured some centres in the Region, emphasized the significance of youth participation in the electoral process, urging them to acquire voter ID cards to contribute to decision-making.

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