#iRegistered update from Cape Coast (Photos)

#iRegistered update from Cape Coast (Photos)

Reports indicate that there was a protest by some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the Kwaprow MA Primary School registration centre in Cape Coast where the limited voter registration exercise is underway.

Kwaprow MA Primary School in Cape Coast

Kwaprow MA Primary School in Cape Coast

According to an #iRegistered volunteer in the area, the school was  listed as a registration centre on the schedule the Electoral Commission sent to media houses, but this was challenged by the NPP youth.

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The volunteer said “registration began after some 30 minutes after I got there. There was a protest by some NPP youth that the polling station was not scheduled to operate for this period, that is according to a document in their possession.”

The police were called in to resolve the issue.

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She said political parties have sent people to the polling station to serve as guarantors for others.

Five people had registered at the time of her departure and 20 more people were waiting to get registered.

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#iRegistered volunteers is a Ghana Decides online and offline campaign to get eligible Ghanaians to register the Electoral Commission’s limited biometric voter registration exercise.

It forms parts of Ghana Decides activities to promote youth and marginalized voices towards inclusive and peaceful elections.

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The exercise which is currently underway in selected registration centres across the country started on April 28 and will end on May 8, 2016.

An estimated 1.2 million eligible Ghanaians and first time voters are expected to register to cast their vote in the upcoming general elections.

 

By: ghanadecides.com

 

 

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