Madam Jean Mensa has clarified that the 32,621 names on the voter register do not represent unique individuals who have found their names onto the register but rather the number of times multiple registrations or a breach occurred.
The EC Chair made the revelation when she appeared in Parliament on Saturday, November 7, 2020, to brief members of the house on their preparations ahead of December 7.
Meanwhile, the Commission was invited to appear before the House on Thursday, November 5 but failed to show up.
It was also revealed by Madam EC Chair, that Fifty-one (51) persons, who initially challenged the Electoral Commission’s decision to erase their names from the 2020 voters register in court due to various alleged irregularities, have had their names reinstated on the register.
According to her, the 51 were part of a multiples and exceptions’ list with over 32,000 applicants.
Clarifying further, Madam Jean Mensah explained that the 32,621 do not represent unique individuals whose names were found on the register but rather the number of times multiple registrations or a breach transpired.
However, appearing before the House, Madam Mensa gave an account of the total cost on the new voting system already acquired for the conduct of its activities, stressing that only a part payment has been made to the vendors for the main time.
She was confident that the infrastructure deployed mainly the biometric registration kits, verification kits, the software, and the data centers are working effectively.
On the issues regarding voter register, Madam Mensa said a total of 17,029,971 unique individuals were registered after the process, which started on Tuesday, June 30, and 32,621 were put on a list of multiples (18,619) and exceptions (14,002) for a variety of illegal practices including under-aged registration.
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