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Politics Wed, 14 Jul 2010

EC registered 142,888 new voters in W/R

Sekondi, July 14, GNA - The Electoral Commission (EC) registered 142,888 new voters in the Western Region during the Revision of Voters' Register recently.

Mr. Steve Opoku-Mensah, Regional Director of the EC, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, on the outcome of the exercise in the region, at Sekondi, on Wednesday.

He said the persons registered were made up of 74,823 males and 68,065 females.

He said the Prestea-Huni Valley District recorded the highest number of registered voters of 10,734, while the Nzema East Municipality recorded the lowest figure of 3,681.

Mr. Opoku-Mensah said 22,382 people registered in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

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He said there were 144 challenged cases on grounds of nationality, residency and age.

Mr. Opoku-Mensah said District Registration Review Committees, which include representatives of the Ghana Education Service, Political Parties, the Police Service and traditional authorities, would go into the cases.

He said 54,449 people applied for the replacement of their lost voters identity cards during the exercise.

Mr. Opoku-Mensah added that replacement of lost voter's identity cards was introduced into the exercise to prevent double registration.

Source: GNA
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