The Ghana Electoral Commission is still going ahead with the registration for New Voter’s Register despite fears for Coronavirus.
In a statement, the commission, however, said it will put in place the necessary measures to protect their staff and the public during the exercise.
Read full statement below as shared on their Twitter handle:
ELECTORAL COMMISSION GHANA
17th March, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EC WILL GO AHEAD WITH THE COMPILATION OF A NEW VOTERS’ REGISTER
The Electoral Commission has noted with concern, information in sections of the media to the effect that the compilation of the New Voters’ Register has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the country.
The Commission wishes to state that the compilation of the New Voter’s Register has not been cancelled. Plans are far advanced for the successful take-off of the registration process.
In view of the ban imposed on public gatherings by His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, a new date for the registration will be announced in due course.
The Commission wishes to assure the general public that it is taking the necessary steps to guarantee the safety of the citizenry and safeguard them from the virus.
In this regard, the Electoral Commission will put in place concrete measures including providing sanitizers at all polling stations and providing a conducive atmosphere at all registration centres so as to protect its stakeholders from the virus among others.
The public is entreated to prepare for the upcoming Voters’ Registration exercise. ELECTIONS 2020 – Towards Free, Fair, Transparent, Credible and Peaceful Elections in Ghana. Remember, Your Vote Is Your Power.
MRS.SYLVIA ANNOH Ag. DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS