The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has no intention of extending the deadline for the ongoing voter registration exercise since the pressure at centres has reduced.
It has, therefore, encouraged eligible voters who have not yet registered to do so before the 21 days for the exercise elapsed.
The Deputy EC chairman in charge of operations, Samuel Tettey, made these disclosures at a press conference in Accra.
He said the initial queues had watered down significantly and the commission is currently not recording the high numbers witnessed in the first week except in a few places.
Giving updates on the registration so far, Mr. Tettey said in the first 13 days of the exercise (as of Sunday), 532,025 eligible voters had been captured out of the 623,000 projected by the commission.

He also gave the latest update on the regional breakdown.

Mr. Tettey expressed concern about registering minors, foreigners and persons not deemed to reside in some area as challenge cases reach 7,821, representing 1.50 per cent of registrants.

On allegations of misconduct by registration officials, he said they had been professional in their duties except for one registration officer in Pusiga in the Upper East Region who had since been dismissed by the commission and handed over to the police to continue investigations.

He apologized for errors recorded on the infographics, noting that the Commission has made changes to the team charged with the responsibility in addition to the institution of more rigorous methods in the preparation to ensure that what is turned to the public is accurate.

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