An advice has been given to Ghanaian voters to hit the voting grounds even in the absence of their voter’s ID cards as there are chances for them to vote in this year’s elections.
Mrs Joyce Afutu, Head of Communication for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) stated this on Top FM’s Morning Show dubbed Ghana Te Sen in an interview with hostess Nana Yaa Boamponsem Ameyaw.
She said, the verification device is to give easy identification of a voter but the device has a portion for manual verification for Ghanaians who for one reason or the other might not possess their ID cards on the day of voting.
She added that, some persons for their jobs will lose their thumb prints and will not be verified by the verification machine, but will be allowed to vote after a manual verification to allow fairness in the voting system in the country.
Mrs Afutu took the opportunity to advise Ghanaians on the dos and don’ts before, during and after the elections as part of the core duties of the NCCE.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is a government agency in Ghana responsible for the education of Ghanaians on civic matters.
The commission is run by a seven-member committee headed by the commission’s chairman, two deputies and four members. The committee’s membership is through appointment by the President of Ghana upon the advice of the Council of State.
She stated that the commission has done a lot in terms of educating Ghanaians on voting by teaching them to understand that not all people can be president hence the need to elect one person and also do that in a peaceful way.
According to her, there is always a national survey by the NCCE to ask Ghanaians what they wouldn’t want in the elections and those they vote for, this is then given to parties and aspirants in order to meet the need of their voters.
“Our research has proven that there are specific need of the voter and we give this to political parties to factor in the manifestoes”.
The NCCE is also responsible for taking the teachings of voting steps to all Ghanaians for effective voting, less of spoilt ballots and the ultimate which is the prevalence of peace after the election.