The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, is expected to appear before Parliament today, Wednesday, November 8, 2023, to brief the House on the just ended limited voter registration exercise.
Over 600,000 new voters were registered by the EC during its limited voter registration exercise, which began on September 12, 2023.
The Minority in Parliament stated that the EC’s decision to restrict the exercise to its district offices had imposed a financial burden on Members of Parliament.
Presenting the business statement last week, the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, announced that the EC boss would provide an update on the electoral process to Wednesday.
“Mr Speaker, [Alban Bagbin] pursuant to order 44, the leadership of the business committee proposed that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, be invited to attend upon the house [on] November 8, 2023, at a close sitting to brief members of the house on matters arising from the recently held limited voter registration exercise undertaken by the commission and other related matters. Of course, it wasn’t necessary to castigate the EC when you have not heard from them, it was unnecessary,” the Majority Leader said.
The Electoral Commission ended its voter register exhibition exercise on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
The exercise began on November 3.