Ghana: Voter Registration: 1992 Constitution requires evidence of citizenship, not proof of identification – Minority

Published: 1/Mar/2023

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

The Minority in Parliament has made a strong argument why it is against the decision by the Electoral Commission (NDC) to rely on only the Ghana Card for voter registration.

In a new Constitutional Instrument (CI) presented to Parliament by the EC, it is seeking approval to make the Ghana Card the sole source of identification for registration.

Addressing the press on Wednesday, the Minority in Parliament argued that the conduct of the Electoral Commission is unconstitutional.

According to the Minority, the 1992 Constitution requires evidence of citizenship and not proof of identification when one wants to register to become a voter.

“What Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution requires, is evidence of citizenship and not evidence or proof of identification. Any evidence of citizenship should therefore qualify a person to be registered,” Minority Leader Dr. Ato Forson said at its press briefing.

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