EC commences compilation of new voter’s register on June 30

The Electoral Commission (EC) has set June 30 as the commencement date for the compilation of the new voter’s register.

An EC statement dated June 9, 2020, said the exercise will be conducted at all designated registration centres and district offices of the Commission throughout the country from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

The exercise is open to all Ghanaian citizens who are 18 years old and above and of sound mind.

“All Ghanaian citizens, 18 years old and above and of sound mind are expected to register in the electoral areas where they reside or are ordinarily resident and must also not be prohibited from registering by any law in force,” the statement said.

“The Commission wishes to reiterate that safety measures, including the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and hand sanitizers as well as the compulsory wearing of face masks by all, have been put in place at all designated registration centres throughout the country to protect applicants from contracting the COVID-19 virus”.

The EC says all applicants will be notified of the movement plans of the registration teams through public announcements since the cluster system of registration would be used.

“Security will be provided by the security agencies at all registration centres to protect lives and property during the exercise.

“The Commission wishes to appeal to all stakeholders to assist in making the registration exercise successful”.