EC to organise another registration exercise

The Electoral Commission (EC) has hinted of plans to organise another round of a voter registration exercise.

This, came up during the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting today, Thursday, September 24, 2020.

According to the EC, this round of exercise will include eligible voters who were outside the country due to COVID-19 restrictions, those who were under a 14-day mandatory quarantine and could not take part in the mass voter registration, and eligible voters who were duly issued voter ID Cards but whose names are missing from the register under exhibition.

However, some of the parties are against this idea.

The National Democratic Congress’ Director of IT, Kwame Osei Agyeman-Griffiths says persons who would be registered will not be able to take part in the December polls since the registration wouldn’t have met the statutory 60-day period.

He asserted the exercise would be one in futility.

On his part, Campaign Manager for the NPP, Peter Mac Manu also argued that such persons will not be able to vote in the forthcoming elections.


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