Despite the initial opposition to the use of the GhanaCard and Passport as the primary documents for identification in the new voter registration, the GhanaCard has emerged at the most used document to prove eligibility in the ongoing exercise.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) argued for the addition of the existing Voter ID on the premise that majority of Ghanaians do not have the GhanaCard so the EC risked disenfranchising many eligible voters.
However, according to statistics released by the EC a few days after the end of the first phase of the exercise, the GhanaCard is the most used document as far as the registration exercise is concerned.
Out of the total 3,442,954 registered voters, 66.3 percent used the GhanaCard as proof of eligibility. The guarantor system has been able to register 32.2 percent of the current registered voters.
Consequently, the passport has recorded the least number as it has been able to register only 1.5 percent of the entire registered voters.
The Commission says it will continue to give weekly updates on the ongoing new voter registration exercise in order to keep Ghanaians informed about the exercise.
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