The Electoral Commission (EC) has called on the National Identification Authority (NIA) to accelerate the issuing of Ghana Cards to enable prospective voters to register to vote.
The call follows the Commission’s decision not to use the guarantor system in the 2024 voters registration exercise.
According to the EC, the Ghana Card will be the sole identification document for the registration of voters.
This will take effect with the maturation of a yet-to-be laid constitutional instrument.
The Deputy Chairman of the Commission in charge of operations, Samuel Tettey, at a media engagement on Thursday, September 8, said it is feasible with the collaboration of all stakeholders.
“Again, we call on the NIA to accelerate the pace of the printing of the Ghana Card to make it easy for anyone who is interested in registering with us to do so,” he said.
Mr. Tettey also called on the political parties and other stakeholders to encourage qualified applicants to register.
“We expect all the players in the electoral process, including political parties, to encourage all those who do not have Ghana Cards to visit the offices of the National Identification Authority and register for the Ghana Card.”