The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, during a press briefing in Accra, titled “Let the Citizen Know,” disclosed that a total of 182,831 eligible voters have been successfully registered within the initial six days of the ongoing limited voter registration exercise taking place nationwide.
“At the end of six days, we have recorded a total of 182,831 registered voters. Western region recorded 11,644 representing 6.4% of persons registered; Western North registered 6,491 representing 3.6%; Central region registered 17,590 representing 9.6%; Greater Accra region has registered 27,264 representing 14.9%; Volta region registered 12,681 representing 6.9%.”
“Oti region registered 4,427 representing 2.4%; Eastern region registered 19,327 representing 10.6%; Ashanti region registered 29,255 representing 16%, Bono region registered 6,580 representing 3.6%; Ahafo region registered 4,244 representing 2.3%; Upper East registered 8,639 representing 4.7% and Upper West region registered 5,241 representing 2.9%,” Mensa stated.
She further informed journalists that among the total registered voters, 53.9% were males, while 46.1% were females.
The Limited Voters’ Registration Exercise commenced on September 12, 2023, across all 268 district offices throughout the country, providing the opportunity for eligible Ghanaians aged 18 and above to enroll in the voter register. This exercise is a vital component of the Electoral Commission’s preparations for the forthcoming 2024 general elections.
The registration period is set to conclude on Monday, October 2, 2023, allowing ample time for eligible citizens to participate in the registration process.