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Electoral Commission to register eligible prison inmates ahead of 2024 election

June 27, 2024
Electoral Commission to register eligible prison inmates ahead of 2024 election

The (EC) says it is working with the to register eligible prison inmates ahead of the 2024 General Election. 

The Commission said eligible prison inmates would be registered during the mop-up registration exercise scheduled for August 1 to August 3, 2024, in all district offices of the Commission.  

The Commission made the announcement at a media briefing after meeting the in on Wednesday. 

The meeting formed part of the EC's engagements with key stakeholders ahead of the 2024 polls to inform them about the election calendar and solicit their input to ensure credible, free, fair, and transparent elections.  

The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, discussed measures to foster peace and harmony among political actors, the citizenry, institutions, and other stakeholders before, during, and after the elections. 

The Peace Council asked the EC to build trust among the political parties, and the public, and to continuously engage relevant stakeholders in its operations to avoid doubts and promote transparency and accountability. 

Mrs , Chairperson, EC, said the Commission was committed to delivering transparent, free, and credible elections, hence its decision to engage the Peace Council. 
“We have had useful deliberations. The purpose was to brief the Council, receive feedback, and address some of the concerns that you have.  

“We are going away with some useful nuggets that we believe will strengthen our work,” she said. 

Mrs Mensa reiterated the commitment of the Commission to make the necessary arrangements for the people of Constituency to participate in the upcoming elections. 

She also affirmed that the Commission would not introduce any new Constitutional Instrument to govern the December 7 polls and added that the indelible ink would be used during the exercise. 

Touching on the registration of prison inmates, the EC Chairperson said the Commission was securing data from the Prisons Service to guide its arrangements. 

Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the Chairman of the National Peace Council, said the meeting discussed among other issues, trust building between the EC, political parties and the public, and the need to continuously explain issues to all stakeholders. 

“It's been a very fruitful meeting,” he said, and expressed delight that the people of the Guan Constituency would be participating in the upcoming elections. 

The EC conducted a voters' registration exercise from May 7 to May 29, 2024, and proceeded with a nationwide exercise to replace missing voter ID cards from May 30, 2024. It has also completed voter transfer exercise. 

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