There are certain requirements from applicants who want to file an application for registration as a voter. These requirements are embodied in Section 7 of the Representation of the People’s Law, 1992 (PNDCL 284).
Under the Law, any citizen who is not yet a registered voter may apply for registration, provided he or she has the following qualifications:
Citizenship: Only Ghanaian citizens, either by birth or by law, can register as voters
Foreigner: Foreigners who have resided in the country for a long time but have not changed their status to become Ghanaian citizens are not eligible to register
Age: Persons who have attained the age of 18 years and above can register as a voter.
State of mind: Only people of sound mind can register as voters.
Imprisonment: Prisoners are entitled to be registered as voters, unless they are otherwise barred by law.
Residence: People must register in the place where they live.