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Election 2020: Voters’ registration exercise to begin late June – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed it will begin its 40-days voter registration exercise in June.

According to Dr. Bossman Asare who is the Deputy EC Chair, the Commission had a fruitful discussion with the various political parties and outlined a detailed roadmap for the mass registration exercise.

“We also announced to them the protocols we have put in place to ensure that the voting process is very, very peaceful, safe and secured.”

The EC has maintained its decision to use the Ghana card and passport as requirements for registration.

“But in the event that you don’t have a Ghana card, and you don’t also have the passport, what it means is that, two people who are registered to vote can guarantee for you to be able to register.

“So what that means is that, even if you don’t have the Ghana card and the passport, you still qualify to register as a voter from the end of June,” he said.

The Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new voters’ register has been met with mixed reactions from the political front.

While some political parties and policy think tanks believe the old register can be used for this year’s elections, others are of the view that the EC’s decision to compile a new register is in the right direction.

Despite the opposition, the EC was scheduled to embark on the exercise in April 2020, but it called it off following the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the country.

The EC subsequently said, it will adopt safety measures if the times comes for the registration exercise to commence.

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