Following the announcement made by the Electoral Commission (EC) recently that registration centers will be created at senior high schools to allow students who are 18 and above and eligible to register for their voters’ ID cards, the opposition party, the NDC has since expressed their displeasure on the decision made by the EC.
The NDC has sued the Electoral Commission in an Accra High court. The opposition party believes that it is illegal and wrong for the EC to create centers and allow registration to take place at places that are not contained in the Gazette list presented to parliament.
The NDC wants the court to halt the EC from carrying on with the registration on the campuses and to cancel out the names of people who have already been registered at what they said are “illegal centers”.
According to the Electoral Commission, the decision taken to create the centers on the campuses will prevent the disenfranchisement of eligible Ghanaian students in Senior High School. This registration they said, will allow the students who will be registered to choose their preferred locations to vote later on before the 2020 general elections.