Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed that it has detected 4,000 multiple registrations had so far been detected nationwide. The Commission has allayed fears that the problem occurred in a particular region that could favor a particular political party. The Director, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department of EC, Gilbert Akomea, said such registrations did not follow any pattern or come from any particular part of the country, but were widespread across the country.
He assured citizens of Ghana that the current technology being used by the EC to compile the biometric data of eligible voters allowed for effective detection and removal of multiple registrations. He stated that all such names would be totally erased. Akomea explained at a dialogue session that Ghana needed a credible biometric data base system for a continuous voter registration process. He said it had so far captured a total of 8.1 million eligible voters by the end of the second phase of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), far more than expected.