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Three arrested for disrupting voter registration exercise in Tepa

The police have arrested three persons for engaging in a fight and causing a temporary disruption of the ongoing limited voter registration exercise at the Tepa Electoral Commission office in the Ashanti Region.

The three suspects, Abass Abukari, George Vinor and Abdul Karim, are currently in police custody assisting the investigation.

According to the police, calm has since been restored as the registration exercise continues.

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The Electoral Commission began registering new voters on the electoral roll on Tuesday, 7 May 2024, in a major exercise ahead of the 2024 general election.

The exercise, which is in accordance with Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution, will take place at the 268 district offices of the Electoral Commission across the country and will end on 27 May 2024.

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The 21-day exercise commenced at 0700 hours and closed at 1800 hours each day during the scheduled period.

The EC said it will deploy mobile teams to register voters in 785 polling stations in “unwieldy areas” where voters may find it difficult to access the district offices of the Commission, in addition to 25 public universities that have resident students.

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The registration exercise would afford Ghanaians who have attained the voting age of 18 years since the last registration in September 2023 and others who are more than 18 years but could not register during the last registration exercise to do so.

Source: Asaaseradio

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