Registration takes place at the various District Offices of the Electoral Commission of Ghana and other selected centres.
The registration will take place in all District Offices of the Commission and designated electoral areas/centres throughout the country
Registration will start from 7 am to 6 pm on each day, and will include weekends.
Article 42 of The 1992 Constitution of Ghana, states that every citizen of Ghana of eighteen (18) years of age or above and of sound mind has the right to vote and is entitled to be registered as a voter for the purposes of public elections and referenda. It is important to note that one must ﬁrst be a registered voter to enable him/her cast his/her vote.
To be registered you need any one of the following means of identification
- A National ID
- A Driving license
- A Ghanaian passport
- An existing voter identification card
- An old Non-Biometric ID Card (This is for applicants who registered before the 2012 Voters Registration Exercise)
However, if you do not have any of the above ID Cards you can be registered by filling a registration identification guarantee form at the registration centre. This form has to be guaranteed by two registered voters.
The date for the registration of voters is provided by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
- A person or organization who possesses the identification card of another person without the express consent of that other person commits an offence
- A political party or any other organization shall not be in possession of an identification card of any of its members or of any other person without the express written consent of that member or that other person
- A person who finds a lost identification card shall, within fourteen days after finding that card, shall surrender the card to the district officer of the Commission or a police officer in charge of the nearest police station; otherwise that person shall be deemed to be in an unlawful possession of another person´s identification card.
- A police officer to whom a lost identification card has been surrendered shall surrender the card to the district officer of the Commission within fourteen days after the card had been given to that police officer otherwise that police officer shall be deemed to be in unlawful possession of another person´s identification card.
- An individual who commits the offence of unlawful possession of another person´s identification card is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than three hundred penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not more than six months for each identification card which that individual held unlawfully.
- A political party, an organization or a group of persons which commits the offence of unlawful possession of an identification card is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than one thousand penalty units and an additional fine of one hundred penalty units for each identification card held unlawfully.
Through its Ofﬁcers at the accredited polling station every registered voter is issued a voter Identiﬁcation Card. After your registration, please ensure that the ID card bears your correct name, photo, age, polling station name and code. Again, you can cross-check your information at the ofﬁce of the Commission to ensure that your correct details have been entered in the voters register