The chairman of Ghana’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says the ongoing voter registration process will ensure a credible general election December 7. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan called on prospective voters to verify their personal information during a 10 day registration program. “We are exhibiting the provisional voter register [and] after that we will make any corrections that are appropriate, and then print the final voters register,” Afari-Gyan said. “Without the register we can’t take nominations, so I reckon that we take nominations for the elections around the middle of October, and then we will be on.”
Afari-Gyan said the voters’ list verification process will enable the electoral body to organize free, fair and credible presidential, legislative and local balloting. “We did a biometric voters register, which means that we incorporated features unique to the individual into the register,” he said. “In particular, we took the person’s picture digitally, and then we took all 10 finger prints, if available, as a means of being able to identify people properly,” Afari-Gyan said. “So we can detect persons who have attempted multiple registrations. So, it is going to be a more credible register than we have had before.”
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