EC persisted in its strategy despite the calls, concluding the registration process at district offices by October 2, 2023, without more notice.
On November 8, Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, is expected to address Parliament to give an update on the just-finished limited voter registration drive.
Along with revealing this, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said that the head of the EC will speak to the House on electoral issues the following week.
He also mentioned how crucial it is to hear from the EC before passing judgment.
The leadership of the business committee proposed, by order 44, that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission be invited to appear before the house on November 8, 2023, at a close sitting to brief members on issues about the commission’s recently concluded limited voter registration drive and other related matters.
The Majority Leader stated, “Of course, it was unnecessary to criticize the EC when you haven’t heard from them.”
Over 600,000 new voters were registered during this activity, which took place between September 12 and October 2.
The Minority in Parliament said that the EC’s decision to limit registration to district offices had put Members of Parliament under further financial strain.
Public criticism of the decision to restrict registration centers to district offices came from civil society organizations and the opposition NDC, which demanded more accessible venues.