Following the creation of some new districts in the country early this year, the Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Electoral Commission (EC) has proposed the creation of additional 185 electoral areas to reflect the changes
The additional electoral areas were also due to the increasing population in the region.
When approved, the total number of electoral areas in the region would increase from the current 1,058 to 1,243.
The number of constituencies, however, still remains unchanged. Currently, the region has 47 constituencies.
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At a stakeholders’ meeting last Thursday, the Ashanti Regional Director of EC,
The meeting was attended by
That, he said, would ensure peace and cooperation with the EC during elections.
Replacement of Voter’s ID card
Meanwhile, the commission has suspended the replacement of missing Voter’s ID cards in the region until further notice.
The commission is deploying its Voter Management System (VMS) machines to the Northern Region to help in the limited registration exercise for the pending referendum to split the region.
He explained that the decision to deploy the machines to the Northern Region was to help some of the newly created districts undertake the exercise and issue Voter ID cards to those who had turned 18 since the last registration exercise and those who for one reason or the other, could not take part in the exercise to register and cast their ballot during the referendum.
This is to enable the directorate to assist its counterpart in the Northern Region to undertake the limited voter registration for the
The EC has set December 27,
The affected regions are the Brong Ahafo, Volta, Western and Northern regions.