The limited voter registration exercise to be rolled out by Ghana’s Electoral Commission has suffered a jolt over a lawsuit.
The exercise was due to commence from Friday, June 7, 2019 to Thursday, June 27, 2019 in all its district offices and selected electoral areas across the West African country.
The exercise was to offer the opportunity to Ghanaians who have attained 18 years since the last registration exercise, as well as those who, for one reason or another, have never registered to do so.
In a statement, the Electoral Management Body said it suspended the exercise pending an injunction seeking to restrain the Commission from holding the Limited Voters Registration Exercise.
The exercise was to form part of the EC’s preparations towards the conduct of the 2019 district level elections and the referendum on the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Below is the full statement by Electoral Commission
UPCOMING LIMITED VOTERS REQ1STRATION EXERCISE (MONDAY 3RD JUNE, 2019)
The Electoral Commission wishes to announce for the information of the general public that in view of a pending injunction seeking to restrain the Commission from holding the Limited Voters Registration Exercise slated for the 7th of June to the 27th of June, 2019, the upcoming registration exercise has been put on hold until further notice.
The Commission will announce a new date shortly. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.
Source: Daily Mail GH