The Ghana Education Service (GES) has written to its regional directorates for the information of heads of schools to allow students above 18 years to go home and partake in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise. GES is granting the students three days to go and register for their voter ID cards. It said in a circular to the regional directors of education that the permission is “part of the constitutional regulation for all Ghanaian citizens to exercise their franchise”.
It later stated: “The Form two(2) students are granted three (3) days effective Friday, 22nd to Sunday, 24th September, 2023.
“By a copy of this letter Regional Directors of Education are kindly requested to communicate the above to all Heads of Second Cycle institutions within your jurisdiction.”
The limited voter registration exercise began on Tuesday, September 12 and it is scheduled to end on Monday, October 2.
Within the 21-day period including weekends, first-time voters are to visit the district offices of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) to register.