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Call For New Voters Register -Let My Vote Count Alliance Backs EC

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The Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) has officially welcomed the decision by the electoral commission to compile a new voter’s register for the 2020 General Elections.

In a press release from the Electoral Commission (EC) on the 27th of March 2019, the Electoral Commission among other issues discussed at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting announced a decision to compile a new voter’s register. “The Commission revealed its commitment to compile a new Voters Register ahead of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.” The Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) congratulates The Electoral Commission and all stakeholders, in reaching this crucial point in the compilation of a new electoral register, According to John Hall Acquaah, Director of Operations.

“The LMVCA, in backing the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new Voter Register, but we want to  Commission to  as a matter of urgency tell us if the new Voter Register come with the requisite equipment for registration, verification and if necessary, transmission of results electronically?”

“Will the Registration process include the usage of enhanced technological features, including eyeball identification and facial recognition?    Will the new registration process and Voter Register address the issue of “over-bloating” in the existing Voter Register?

We want to know if the new Voter Register will curb the high incidence of the use of manual verification, which was recorded, during the referenda as observed by the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) Observer Team, deployed at various voting centers?

Besides, will the new registration process and Voter Register to address the issue of the registration of Minors and underage voters in the existing Voter Register?   Will the new registration process and Voter Register address the issue of deceased voters in the existing Voter Register? Finally can   will the new registration process and Voter Register address the issue of foreigners registered in the existing register? The statement interrogated.

The Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), is of the firm position that, with the new technological advancement in areas such as cloud computing and secured encrypted systems available, a new voter’s register should bring more transparency and fairness to future elections. If the Electoral Commission and the principal stakeholders, will affirmatively answer the above questions, including other anticipated electoral anomalies associated with the above problems with the existing Register, the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) and all democracy loving Ghanaians, in the interest of consolidating our democratic gains, are ready to throw their weight behind the Electoral Commission(EC) and all active stakeholders to make this proposed

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