The Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Finance and Administration at the Electoral Commission, Mr Safo Kantanka, has revealed that the EC recorded between 12, 000 to 15,000 multiple registration at the end of the biometric voter registration exercise.
Speaking at a one-day workshop in Koforidua on Thursday, to educate political party executives on the in-built integrity of Ghana’s electoral process, he said the EC was still compiling the registration figures nationwide and also cross checking to find out areas of multiple registration and accidental multiple registrations.
Mr Kantanka said some of the multiple registrations were accidental in cases where an EC official who was not satisfied with the quality of the picture of a voter during the registration exercise requested to retake the picture and the biometric registration machine registered it as a multiple registration.
He said the EC supported the presence of polling agents of the political parties at the polling stations to enable the parties to witness the conduct of the elections as part of the in-built integrity process of the system.
Mr Kantanka appealed to political parties to appoint knowledgeable people as their agents and said polling agents who understand the electoral system would not cause problems at the polling or registration centres.
He said during the elections, the EC would be providing verification machines at all the polling stations in the country with back-ups in case of break downs.