Ghana is introducing a national programme of biometric voter registration for all Ghanaians over the age of 18, ahead of parliamentary elections in December.

The registration process will be conducted in four ten-day phases, with the first phase running from 24 March - 2 April, the second phase from 4 April - 13 April, third phase 15 April - 24 April and the final stage from 26 April - 5 May.

Registration will take place at the country's 23,000 polling stations where voters must present an official document indicating their date of birth as well as proof of their residence.

Applicants will be photographed, have their finger prints and their personal details taken. They will then be issued with a Voter