Electoral Commission registers 1,363 voters under pilot biometric registration

The Central Regional Electoral Commission registered 1,363 eligible voters during a recent pilot biometric registration exercise in the region.

The four-day exercise which began on February 25th and ended on 28th recorded a total of 582 people in the Cape Coast Metropolis whiles a total of 781 people were registered in the Abura-Asebu Kwamankese District.

Mr Serebour Quaicoe, the Deputy Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, said this during an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Cape Coast.

He said with the help of six recruited officials from every polling station and the introduction of the Mobile Work Station (MWS) technology, the exercise was successfully conducted saying even though about 120 persons were expected to be registered daily, some officials were able to register 260 persons on the last day.

He expressed his gratitude to the people of the Region for their cooperation in the exercise and appealed to those who would be participating in the actual registration exercise to follow similar steps to ensure a successful registration exercise.

Mr Serebour called on all Ghanaians to participate in the up coming registration exercise since the old voters ID  would no longer be valid after the introduction of the bio-metric voters ID cards.

He said the EC was counting on Ghanaians to help the EC by pointing out people who are not qualified to register so that the law would deal with such people.

Source: GNA

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