The Chairperson for the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has announced plans for another voter’s registration exercise in 2024.
She clarified that this registration process would be continuous, spanning an extended duration and conducted at the EC’s district offices.
Addressing concerns during a press conference in Accra on Monday, September 18, 2023, Jean Mensa also disclosed that, alongside the continuous voter’s registration, there would be a limited voter’s registration exercise in specific electoral areas in preparation for the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
“In the lead up to the 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, we will roll out a continuous registration of voters for several months at District Offices. Additionally, we will undertake a limited mop-up registration exercise in selected electoral areas,” she said.
Jean Mensa addressed criticisms regarding her previous stance against holding registration at district offices during her tenure as Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in 2016.
She clarified that the circumstances were distinct, as the 2016 registration occurred during an election year, unlike the upcoming 2024 registration.
Furthermore, she emphasized that the 2024 voter registration process would differ from the ongoing limited voter’s registration and the one conducted in 2016.