The Electoral Commission has served notice that it will go ahead with the compilation of new voters register ahead of the December 7, 2020, general elections despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Ghana.
According to the EC, plans are far advanced for the successful take-off of the registration exercise.
There has been information in sections of the media to the effect that the compilation of the new voters register has been canceled due to the outbreak of the deadly disease.
The EC had slated April 2020 to begin the voters registration exercise.
A statement signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs of the EC, Sylvia Annor noted that “in view of the ban imposed on public gatherings by His Excellency President 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 a conducive atmosphere at all registration centres so as to protect its stakeholders from the virus among others,” the statement said.
The Commission entreated the public to prepare for the upcoming voters registration exercise.