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Organisation : Electoral Commission Of Ghana
Facility : How To Register
Country : Ghana
Details Here : http://www.ec.gov.gh/register/how-to-register.html

EC Ghana How To Register

** Every Citizen of Ghana of Eighteen years of age or above and of sound mind has the right to vote and is entitled to be registered as a voter for the purposes of public elections and referenda

Related / Similar Service : EC Ghana Voters Registration 2020

** The Commission will by notice published in the Gazette invite every person who is entitled to be registered as a voter to apply to the registration officer for the registration of his name in the divisional register of the electoral area in which he ordinarily resides

** The application for registration will be made on the form for the purpose set out in the Schedule to this Instrument.

** The applicant will then appear in person before the registration officer at the registration centre at the time specified by notice in the Gazette by the Commission.

** The applicant needs to supply the information required to fill the application and the registration officer shall fill the form on behalf of the applicant who shall affix his thumbprint.

** Where it appears from an application that the applicant should be registered as voter in a constituency other than that to which the application relates, the registration officer shall cause notice of the application to be sent to the registration officer of the constituency where the applicant should be registered.

** The Commission may vary the application procedure and the period of registration in the case of disabled or incapacitated person or a Ghanaian citizen resident abroad.

Where To Register

The Commission has designated any place it considers appropriate as a registration centre for the purpose of registering voters.

In designating a place as a registration centre, the Commission takes into account – the suitability of the place for use as a polling station for election day; and the convenience of prospective applicants for registration.

The Commission has also made known to political parties and the general public by publication in the Gazette, the radio, television or other medium of mass communication at least 7 days before the first day of the period set aside for the registration of voters.

Rules & Eligibility

Qualification for Registration

A person who
(a) is a citizen of Ghana;
(b) is of 18 years of age or above;
(c) is of sound mind;
(d) is resident or ordinarily resident in an electoral area; and

(e) is not prohibited by any law in force from registering as a voter is entitled to have his name included in a register of voters for the electoral area during a period set aside for the registration of voters

Registration Centres & Electoral Areas

The Commission shall designate any place it considers appropriate as a registration centre for the purpose of registering voters.In designating a place as a registration centre, the Commission shall take into account

** The suitability of the place for use as a polling station on election day;
** The convenience of prospective applicants for registration

The Commission shall make known to political parties and the general public by publication in the Gazette, the radio, television or other medium of mass communication any place it designates as a registration centre at least 7 days before the first day of the period set aside for the registration of voters.

Registration Supervisors

** The Commission shall appoint registration supervisors for the registration of voters.
** Registration supervisors shall comprise a registration supervisor and two deputy registration supervisors who shall be appointed for each district in the country.

The functions of the registration supervisors are to :
** Make frequent visits to the registration centres in the district during the period of registration
** Ensure that the prescribed registration procedures are being complied with
** Ensure that the essential registration materials are available

** Make prompt written reports to the district officer or the regional director of the Commission on the availability of registration materials and any lapses in the performance of duties by officials responsible for the registration of voters

The registration supervisors shall not have custody of registration forms during the registration period but shall assist the district officer of the Commission in the distribution and collection of registration forms and other essential registration materials to and from the registration centres.

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