The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced new filing processes for prospective Presidential Candidates going into the December general polls.
The Commission’s chair, Jean Mensa said aspirants can now apply online. She said the move is in response to the threats posed by the COVID-19.
The commission is therefore taking action to reduce the burden candidates go through to pick forms from the EC’s office.
“Candidates no longer have to come to the commission to pick up their nomination forms before filing. They simply have to visit our website and download the various forms.”
“They simply have to visit our website and download the various forms. This will help lighten the burden that candidates have to go through when filing their nominations,” JeanMensa explained.
Meanwhile, the commission has indicated that the mop-up exercise for the mass voter registration exercise will only be conducted on a needs basis.
“The mop exercise will be held in selected areas based on information from our offices as to the number of applicants who still have not presented themselves for registration.
“Our officers on the field have informed us of the dwindling numbers at some registration sites. Therefore the commission may not undertake a blanket mop-up exercise at all registration centres,” she explained.