July 6, 2020

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EC pilots new voter’s registration exercise

The Electoral Commission has kicked off a Pilot Exercise on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in all 16 regional capitals in the country.

In a statement, the EC says the essence of the exercise being conducted in all the regional offices of the Commission, is meant to identify problems associated with the new biometric registration system, including its effect under various weather conditions and find ways of mitigating them.

The EC says “all issues identified will be forwarded to the Commission at the national level for the necessary rectifications to be made before the commencement of the exercise at the end of this month.”

“All Ghanaian citizens of 18 years and above and of sound mind are expected to register where they reside when the exercise begins; with either a Ghanaian passport or Ghana card as proof of identification or have two guarantors who have already registered as voters so they can register.”

“Safety measures will be put in place at all registration centres throughout the country to protect applicants, who are mandated to wear nose masks to the registration centres,” it stated.

The Commission has therefore appealed to all Ghanaians for their cooperation to make the upcoming exercise successful.