CODEO deploys 195 observers nationwide to monitor limited voter registration exercise

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has indicated its preparedness to participate in the Limited Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) Exercise, with a trained team of 195 observers ready for deployment.

The National Coordinator for CODEO, Mr Albert Kofi Arhin, emphasised the organisation’s commitment to promoting public confidence and trust in the electoral process.

In a statement issued on Monday, 6 May 2024, Mr. Arhin emphasised the significance of CODEO’s observation efforts, stating: “CODEO’s observation of the 2024 BVR is in line with its objective to promote transparency, public confidence and trust in the electoral process.”

Preparedness is paramount for CODEO, as all 195 observers underwent comprehensive training before deployment.

Mr. Arhin affirmed: “All 195 observers received training before their deployment to ensure professional conduct at the registration centres and the delivery of quality reports to CODEO’s data centre throughout the registration period.”

Moreover, Mr. Arhin urged eligible voters, particularly first-time registrants, to actively participate in the registration exercise, emphasising its pivotal role in shaping the 2024 general elections.

He called upon all stakeholders, including political party leaders and supporters, to adhere strictly to established procedures and refrain from actions that could compromise the credibility of the registration process.

In a bid to ensure transparency and accountability, CODEO has pledged to share observation reports with the public periodically during the exercise.

This commitment to openness is reinforced by collaborative support from the Embassy of the Netherlands and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Strengthening (CEPPS) mechanism.

Today, Tuesday, 7 May 2024, marks the commencement of a 21-day limited voter registration exercise being organised by the Electoral Commission (EC) across the nation.

The exercise will be targeting first-time voters and individuals seeking to obtain a voter card.

Running from today to Monday, 27 May 2024, the exercise aims to register approximately 623,000 new voters, as disclosed by Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa

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