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No Ghana card, no voting – EC warns prospective voters

The Ghana Card would be necessary to cast a ballot in the 2024 election, according to Dr. Bossman Asare, the Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Corporate Services.

According to the EC representative, one cannot register to vote without a Ghana Card, as said in an interview with Joy News.

Thus, he has advised potential voters to get their Ghana Cards.

“Commission made the decision that now allows us to have the Ghana Card as the primary criteria in partnership with our partners.

So as soon as you obtain your Ghana Card with continuous registration, you simply visit our district office where you are located, register, and your name will be added to the voter list, the man explained.

Dr. Asare went on to say that the Ghana Card, which has nearly 17 million Ghanaians registered for it, has had an impact on society.

He emphasized the requirement for residents to register for their Ghana Cards, especially if they are between the ages of 15 and 18, “so that as soon as you turn 18 then you show it to the registration officer then instantaneously you are going to be registered.”

In a similar development, the National Identification Authority (NIA) has pledged to make it easier for Ghanaians living in households and densely populated areas to register for national identity cards.

According to the Authority, this is a part of attempts to register a significant portion of the population for the cards, also known as Ghana Cards.

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