Guarantors for more than 10 people will be prosecuted – EC

Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has advised guarantors to keep a limit of 10 applicants or face prosecution.

In the absence of Ghana Card or a passport, applicants can present two guarantors to register for the new voter registration card.

But each guarantor cannot vouch for the citizenship of more than 10 persons.

“Any individual who guarantees for more than 10 persons will be picked up by our system and prosecuted,” a statement signed by acting Public Affairs Director of the EC, Mrs Sylvia Annoh stated.

The Commission further dispelled rumours of guarantors losing their right to vote.

The election management body said their attention had been drawn to audio circulating on social media claiming that guarantors who guarantee for up to 10 people would be disenfranchised.

“This is not true,” the Commission stressed. “They will not be disenfranchised.”

The EC quoted C.I 126 which permits guarantors to vouch for the citizenship of up to 10 people.

Meanwhile, the EC has also denied that a picture of overcrowding being circulated was one of its registration centres.

The EC added, however, that issues of overcrowding would be addressed.

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