The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensah has disclosed that 16,963,306 persons were registered during the recently concluded 2020 voter registration exercise.
Addressing a press briefing today in Accra, Mrs Mensah disclosed that a total of 16,932,492 persons were registered in the first 36 days of the exercise while 30,814 persons were registered during the two-day mop-up.
In her address, the EC Chair indicated that these provisional figures include some minors and foreigners whose names would be expunged after the challenge processes are completed at its district offices.
She further assured that the register that will be used for the 2020 elections would contain the names of only Ghanaian citizens.
She said: “The Commission in mindful of the infiltration of foreigners at a number of our registration centres. Additionally, we are aware that the a number of minors have found their way into the register.
“We are confident that the challenge processes initiated at all districts throughout the country will unearth these illegal persons and rid the register of those who do not qualify to be thereon. We are confident that the register that will be used for the 2020 elections will be a wholly-owned Ghanaian enterprise reflecting qualified Ghanaians and Ghanaians only”.
Regional Breakdown (PROVISIONAL)
Greater Accra Region- 3,509,805
Ashanti Region – 3,013,856
Eastern Region – 1,628,180
Central Region – 1,566,061
Western Region – 1,185,315
Northern Region – 1,047,539
Volta Region – 929,322
Upper East Region – 653,730
Bono Region – 648,408
Bono East Region – 592,015
Upper West Region – 470,271
Western North Region – 465,444
Oti Region – 353,492
Ahafo Region – 315,827
Savannah Region – 295,648
North East Region – 288,393
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