EC extends voter exhibition exercise by two days

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EC to exhibit provisional voters’ register from September 18

The Electoral Commission has extended the voter exhibition exercise from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27, 2020.

“The Commission is of the view that this extension will allow even more stakeholders to check and verify their voter registration details,” the Commission said in a statement.

It believes the extension will be “instrumental for the achievement of a clean and credible voters register.”

The Commission further urged the public “to take advantage of the extension by making time to verify their registration details.”

Voters may verify their registration details by visiting their exhibition centres or by sending their Voter ID Numbers to the shortcode 1422.

The EC is also expected to hold a crucial Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting later on Thursday morning over the controversies marring the exhibition exercise.

Political parties, accredited civil society groups, donor partners and officials of the Electoral Commission are expected to participate in this meeting.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has claimed that the EC is deliberately removing the names of NDC supporters in some areas from the register.

The Commission has denied these claims.

In a statement, the EC insisted that “at every point, we have provided factual, accurate and evidence-based information to our stakeholders on voter statistics per region, district, gender, age among others.”

Find below the full statement