|Public Reaction Report On The Biometric Voter Registration Exercise At The Twifo Praso District Assembly|
|Tuesday, 05 June 2012 15:17|
The Electoral Commission has introduced biometric register to replace the voter’s register before the 2012 general elections. This was due to advancement in ICT and challenges met previously.
In view of this, the Information Services Department took the liberty to solicit public reaction on the on-going registration exercise. A cross section of the general public spoken to said apart from the slow movement of the queues at the various polling stations when it came to data entry, all was successful.
Also, many were of the view that public announcements would have adequately informed the public about the movement of registration officials to avoid overcrowding at polling stations.
Furthermore, interviews granted to registration officers showed that sometimes, they had problems with their equipments which made it non-functional at some polling stations.
Moreover, polling agents complained about the attitudes of political party representatives who consistently held protests, resisted individuals who were minors, foreigners and political opponents without taking into consideration laid down procedures to address their grievances.
Also, some polling stations in the district recorded impressive turn-outs in the first phase of the voter’s exercise scheduled by the Electoral Commission.
In a nut shell, the voter’s exercise at the Twifo Praso District Assembly was successful in spite of problems here and there.