The Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed that the transfer of votes and replacement of lost and defaced ID cards will begin today, Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Ahead of the exercise to replace lost Voter ID cards, the Electoral Commission (EC) has also introduced an online payment portal.
This is to enable persons who wish to replace their lost ID Cards to pay for the replacement, the Commission said in a statement on Monday, October 2.
“The transfers begin on Tuesday, and we are doing the transfers from October 3 to October 9, which is seven days. So, for anyone who wants to transfer to a district, this is the time to do it. And on Tuesday too, we are doing the replacement of ID cards.
So if your ID card is defaced or missing, just go to the district offices. There is a shortcode for you to use to pay your money, and once you pay, you go to any district office and the ID card will be replaced for you”.Dr. Bossman Asare
Applicants who wish to have their cards replaced could simply follow the steps below to make payment.
1. Dial *222*1067#
2. Enter amount required
3. Enter reference (full name of the voter)
4. Transfer Summary is presented
5. Select 1 to confirm details
6. Wait for prompt to authorize transaction or check under My Approvals on *170#
According to the elections management body, the Applicant will receive an SMS upon the successful completion of the transaction with the payment reference. This notification is to be presented at the point of payment.
The Electoral Commission believes that the introduction of the online payment portal will facilitate a swift payment and replacement process.
2023 Voter’s Registration Exercise Will Not Be Extended
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has stated that it will not extend the 2023 limited voter registration exercise.
In statement signed by Mr Michael Boadu, Acting Head, Public Affairs of the Electoral Commission dated Monday October 2 2023, the Commission indicated that its limited voter registration exercise ended on Monday 2 October 2023 at exactly 5pm.
“The Electoral Commission wishes to inform the General public that the 2023 Voters Registration Exercise ends at 5:00pm today, Monday, the 2nd of October, 2023. The public is informed that Commission will not extend the Voters Registration Exercise”.Electoral Commission
The statement further indicated that the Commission will however make provisions and arrangement for eligible citizens who are in queue on or before 5:00pm on Monday, October 2 2023 to be registered on Tuesday, October 3 2023.
“This arrangement will be extended only to eligible applicants in the queue at 5:00pm today, Monday, the 2nd of October, 2023”.ELectoral Commission
The Commission also extended its appreciation to the General Public for it cooperation and supports towards its 21 day Voters Registration Exercise.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday October 2 2023 appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to extend the limited voter registration exercise for people who are yet to register due to the Commission’s challenges.
The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Mustapha Gbande, stressed that the Electoral Commission must ensure that all eligible applicants are registered before the exercise ends.
The limited voter registration exercise conducted by the Electoral Commission across its district offices in the country ended on Monday, October 2 2023.