COVID-19: EC suspends voters’ registration exercise

EC chairperson Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission (EC) has indefinitely suspended the voter registration exercise due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The EC had slated the registration exercise for April 18th, 2020 ahead of the December 7 polls.

Addressing journalists after an IPAC meeting Wednesday, Dr Serebour Quiacoe, Director of Electoral Services at the Commission said: “We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and the global issue…so, when it gets to a time that we think the situation is fertile for us to commence with the registration then we can do it.”

The biggest opposition party, the NDC, is against the new voter register. They argue that it is a waste of money and an attempt the governing NPP to collude with the EC to rig the December elections.

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