Politics of Sat, 31 Oct 201537
Voters register is compromised and outmoded - NDP
The National Democratic Party (NDP) has reiterated its call for the creation of a new voters register ahead of the 2016 elections.
Speaking at a Forum on the voters’ register on Friday, acting General Secretary of NDP, Mohammed Frimpong, said the current register was compromised and outmoded, adding that there had been a global switch to electronic voting across the world.
Mr Frimpong said India had adopted a cost-effective and robust Electronic Voter Machine (EVM) in its elections.
According to him, the EVM has made elections in India credible adding that “their [Indian’s] idle EVM can be borrowed for the 2016 elections.”
Mr Frimpong said: “Our south-south neighbours, that is India, has since 1988 begun a switch to Electronic Voter Machines (EVM) and perfected this in 2014 general elections with highly unprecedented electoral efficiency.
“The Indian EVMs’ are one tenth of the cost of those used in the USA and elsewhere but full-proofed, very robust, battery operated and deployed all over the stretch of the Indian sub-continent. By the Indian experience, Ghana’s electoral controversies are just a drop in an ocean but the EVMs have eliminated all that in India.