The Electoral Commission has released a press statement on the Duplicate ID Numbers at OKAIKWEI NORTH DISTRICT. Below is the full press release by the EC.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana has detected an incident at two of its registration centres within the Okaikwei North District where the same Voters ID numbers were issued to two different applicants.
This anomaly was detected by the EC Registration Officials on the day the incident occurred.
Further investigations revealed that a faulty kit that had its unique identity transferred to a back up kit that had its unique identity transferred to a back up kit was inadvertently released to the District Office after it had been repaired without creating a new identity for it.
The system identified sixty-three (63) other applicants who were affected by this anomaly. These persons will be issued with new Voters ID numbers at the completion of voters registration exercise.
The affected applicants are unique with biodata and biometrics. As such, they stand no risk of being disenfranchised on voting day.
The Commission wishes to reassure the affected applicants and the general public that the incident will not in any way disenfranchise any voter as it has taken steps to ensure that this episode does not recur.
Source: Electoral Commission of Ghana