Over 2m Ghanaians have the new voters’ ID card – EC celebrates

Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jane Mensa

The Electoral Commission has issued a total of 2,215,816 new voters’ ID card to Ghanaians since it began its registration exercise.

The number exceeds the target set by the Commission for phase 1 of the exercise which commenced on June 30, 2020.

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The revelation was made the Commission’s maiden “Let the Citizen Know” series aimed at briefing Ghanaians weekly with regards to the voter registration exercise taking place across the country.

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Out of the total number of people who have been issued with the voters’ ID card, Deputy Chairperson in Charge of Electoral Services, Samuel Tettey, disclosed 1,314,468 representing 59.3% used the Ghana Card as proof of identity, while 37,859, representing 0.2% used the Ghana Passport.

Also, a total of 674, 617, representing 13.7% had to rely on guarantors to register.

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