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Apr 28, 2016

Ten-Day Limited Voter Registration Begins Throughout The Country

A ten-day limited voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has begun throughout the country.

The EC hopes to register about 1.2 million people as it opened the register, Thursday, April 27 at more than 3,000 polling centers across the country.

In the Volta region, scores of first-time voters at the Ketu South and Anlo constituencies were unable to register due to a heavy rainfall which disrupted the exercise.

The exercise was halted at the various polling centers due to the heavy downpour in most parts of the region, Joy News Ivy Setordzie reported.

And some prospective voters were turned back as they did not have the either requisite identification or guarantors.

At the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti region, many young men and women are unable to complete the process because they do not have guarantors.

About 300 registrations are expected to be done in the 594 polling centers in the region.

Joy News' Erastus Asare Donkor reported that some participants showed up at the polling stations with National Health Insurance Cards, which is unacceptable. They had to be turned back home to get guarantors.