EC presses on with plan to make Ghana Card lone ID for voter registration

Published: 27/Avr/2023
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) is hoping to be second time lucky in convincing parliament to approve its plan of making the Ghana Card the only ID document required for voter registration.

The EC plans to take back its 2023 Constitutional Instrument (CI) proposal to parliament when it resumes from its recess, after the idea was first rejected by lawmakers last month.

Ghanaian lawmakers, including some from the ruling New Patriotic Party, argued that making the Ghana Card the lone ID requirement for voter registration could potentially disenfranchise millions of Ghanaians who do not yet possess the card.

Complaints about the lack of the Ghana Card by many citizens have come to the fore in an ongoing government-directed biometric SIM re-registration drive.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports, Inscription aux listes électorales
Regions: Ghana
Year: 2023