Voter Registration: “No Face Mask, No Registration” – EC

Voter Registration: “No Face Mask, No Registration” - EC
Voter Registration: “No Face Mask, No Registration” – EC

The acting Director of Public Affairs of the Electoral Commission, Madam Sylvia Annor has said her outfit is much concerned about the safety of the electorates during its piloting exercise.

She explaine that all the necessary health protocols are being observed at all centres across the country.

Speaking in an interview on NEAT FM’s ‘Ghana Montie’ programme, Madam Sylvia Annor said the exercise has been “smooth” so far with no difficulties.

“Our staff have been trained to assist everyone so it’s not going to be a difficult exercise when we start the actual work. The piloting so far has been smooth,” she told host Kwesi Aboagye.

According to her “If you come and you are not wearing your face mask, we will not allow you to register. That is compulsory.”

EC begins nationwide pilot exercise

In its bid to compile a new register of voters for this year’s general elections, the Electoral Commission (EC) has begun a pilot registration exercise in selected constituencies across the country.

The pilot exercise, which started on Tuesday, 2 June 2020, is aimed at preparing for the 40-day registration exercise later this month.

Main registration

The Commission has also confirmed to the various political parties that it will commence with its intended registration exercise despite opposition from some political parties who are seeking to have the exercise halted.

In an Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting at its headquarters on Wednesday, 27 May 2020, the EC said it intends using 30 days spanning from June to July this year to complete the exercise ahead of the December general elections.

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