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The Electoral Commission has released figures of the just ended Limited Voter Registration exercise that took place across the country within a 10-day period.

The Electoral Commission’s (EC) limited voters’ registration exercise took off across various registration centres on Thursday, April 28, to Sunday, May 8.

The first phase was from April 28 to May 2, with the second place taken off on the 4th of May to 8th of May,2016.

The exercise, which is one of the major events ahead of the elections on November 7, seeks to register persons who have turned 18, as well as first time voters.

The Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, had revealed that the Commission is expecting to register about 1.2 million people.

Charlotte Osei revealed this at the launch of the Commission’s new logo and five-year strategic plan at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra.

“We are expecting to register about 1.2 million people, that is the maximum. On average , if we get good turnout, we should be looking at 38 people per registration centre per day,” she said. 

Three regions namely the Ashanti, Greater Accra, and the Northern regions recorded the highest number of registrants at the just ended Electoral Commission (EC)’s Limited voter registration exercise.

According to the EC’s provisional registration statistics, at the end of the 10-day registration exercise, the Ashanti region recorded the highest with 186, 895 registrants.

This was followed by the Greater Accra region with 162, 709 registrants and the Northern region with 124, 561 registrants.

The number of applicants whose registration process was challenged in the course of the exercise was 18, 984 with the highest from the Ashanti Region, 5,084.


These are the provisional results from the limited voter registration.

1. Ashanti Region

Phase 1....84,057
Phase 2....102,838

2. Greater Accra Region

Phase 1.....65,612
Phase 2....97,097
Challenged. ...1,566

3. Northern Region

Phase 1...60,397
Phase 2....64,164

4. Eastern Region

Phase 1...48,968
Phase 2...66,681
Challenged. ...2,312

5. Central Region

Phase 1...51,742
Phase 2...60,836
Challenged. ..704

6. Western Region

Phase 1...49,775
Phase 2...59,085
Challenged. ...1,109

7. Brong Ahafo Region

Phase 1...46,032
Phase 2....56,954
Challenged. ...1,964

8. Volta Region

Phase 1...41,212
Phase 2...54,658
Challenged. ...3,276

9. Upper East Region

Phase 1...25,309
Phase 2....29,426
Challenged. ...698

10. Upper West Region

Phase 1....19,102
Phase 2...21,741
Challenged. ...246


PHASE 1....402,206
PHASE 2....613,480
OVERALL. ..1,105,686
CHALLENGED. ..18,984
Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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