The Electoral Commission has decided to offer a second opportunity, for deleted ‘NHIS’ voters who were unable to re-register during last week’s re-registration period to do so, Graphic Online has learnt.
At an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the EC reportedly announced that it has planned to do a mop up exercise for the deleted 'NHIS' voters from August 5 to 12, 2016.
The commission has also planned to start the continuous voter registration exercise from August 19, 2016.
Prior to the end of the re-registration exercise last week, there were appeals for the commission to extend it but it insisted it will not do so since there were widespread low patronage of the exercise in many areas.
It explained that a total of 22,107 out of the 56,772 names that were deleted from the voters register were re-registered and it was obvious that not all the registrants would come back to re-register.
The Member of Parliament for Efutu in the Central Region, Mr Alexander Afenyo Markin for instance wrote to the EC to plead that there were many people still in the queue on the day the exercise ended but could not re-register and therefore wanted the commission to extend the period.
After listening to the various appeals, the EC announced at the IPAC meeting that it would offer the second opportunity for one more week.