Sunday, August 31, 2008

185,400 register with EC in Western Region


One hundred and eighty-five thousand four hundred (185,400) persons, were registered in the just-ended voter registration exercise in the Western region. Mr Steve Opoku-Mensah, Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), who told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Sekondi, on Monday said the EC, however, completed 126,499 of the voters and while 58,901 were yet to be completed.

He said the shortage of "scannable forms" and other electoral materials accounted for the uncompleted figure. The EC official said most of the materials were imported and the sudden increased in turn-outs at the various centres made it impossible for the EC to import supplementary ones due to the limited time at its disposal.

Mr Opoku-Mensah assured that as soon as the additional materials arrived, all the uncompleted forms would be worked on. He noted that Wassa West with its 54 electoral areas recorded the highest of 26,399, while Shama recorded the lowest of 6,797.

Wassa Amenfi, Mr Opoku-Mensah said, also recorded 15,611 while the Nzema East also recorded 13,407. He said Takoradi, Effia and Sekondi Sub-Metros recorded a total of 27,660.


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