Some 30,000 names have been deleted from the newly complied voter register ahead of the general elections on December 7, 2020, the Electoral Commission announced.
Madam Sylvia Annor, PRO of the commission said these individuals were disqualified and an embargo placed on them to restrict them from participating in any electoral process.
She also explained that the names were deleted because they either had their registration challenged or they registered more than once.
“The names of about 30,000 registered voters have been deleted or expunged from the provisional voters’ register because they are either on the exceptions lists or the multiple lists. The multiple list is made up of names of all those who engaged in double registration during the voters’ registration exercise.”
“the exceptions list is made up of registered voters who were found guilty by the district registration review committees at the various district levels. They were challenged probably because they were under 18 years, non Ghanaians, or gave wrong locations. During the registration exercise, we went offline, so we did not detect immediately”.
She advised that they stay home and not bother joining long queues on the election day to find their name not on the list.