The Electoral Commission (EC) is set to begin the Limited Voter Registration exercise at its district offices across the country today in spite of a pending interlocutory injunction filed at the Supreme Court by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and four other minority parties.
The 21-day exercise is scheduled to end on October 2. It will start from 8a.m. to 5p.m. each day, including weekends.
Earlier on, the Electoral Commission (EC) had announced its plans to proceed with the Limited Voters Registration Exercise on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, despite the National Democratic Congress and four other political parties’ injunction application against the commission.
This was contained in a statement issued by the EC on Monday, September 11.
The EC in its statement stressed that the registration will take place in all its 268 District Offices.
“The Electoral Commission wishes to inform the General Public that the 2023 Voters Registration Exercise begins on Tuesday, 12th September 2023 and ends on Monday, 2nd October 2023.
Five political parties – NDC, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the All People’s Congress, the Liberal Party of Ghana and the Great Consolidated Popular Party – filed the suit on September 7, challenging the EC’s decision to restrict the upcoming voter registration exercise to its district offices.
They argue that the decision will disenfranchise many eligible voters, especially those who live in remote areas.
The Supreme Court was expected to have scheduled a hearing for the application within a few days of its filing, but it has yet to do so.
The court was expected to have given a date for the application, but it’s yet to do so.
Read below the full statement by the EC: