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Date:24 Mar 2012
20 Fascinating Facts and Figures on Ghana's Biometric Voter Registration

Ghana is currently undertaking a Biometric Voter Registration exercise which will replace the existing voters register, thus it would render any previous voter registration invalid for purposes of voting in the upcoming December general elections. The Electoral Commission (EC) projects to register 13 million voters during the compilation of the biometric voters roll. Read below for other facts and figures on the 2012 Ghana biometric registration exercise.

I. 40 days for biometric registration
II. 10 days allocated for registration at each polling stations
III. 10 regions - registration taking place
IV. 45,000 Electoral officials expected to work during the process
V. 6,500 biometric registration kits
VI. 23,000 polling stations expected to be open for biometric registration
VII. 6 Indentity documents accepted for registration( birth certificate, passports, driving license National insurance card, national ID and existing voter ID)
VIII. 148 million Ghana Cedis is the cost of biometric registration
IX. 120 persons estimated to be registered on daily basis
X. 24 March 2012 - start of biometric registration
XI. 4 May 2012 - end of biometric registration
XII. 16 hours a day - battery operated scanners daily lifespan
XIII. 11 hours a day - duration of the daily registration process
XIV. 620 polling stations expected to be observed by domestic obsevers during the registration
XV. 18 years and above Ghanaians are expected to register
XVI. 7.00am to 6.00pm - daily schedule of registration
XVII. 4 polling stations are expected to be combined into 1 cluster for registration
XVIII. 6 fingers can be registered
XIX. 0 fingers can be registered under a special provision
XX. 10 fingers image will be taken during the registration

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