EC opens window of opportunity for eligible voters to register on October 1
The Electoral Commission (EC) has opened a window of opportunity for Ghanaians who for some reasons were unable to partake in the voters registration exercise to be captured onto the electoral roll for this year’s elections.
According to a statement issued in Accra today from the office of EC, it would on Thursday, October 1 open the Registration Exercise for a day to all eligible voters to register.
“EC wishes to inform the General public that it is re-opening the voters registration Exercise for one day.
This is to give opportunity to those who have attained the age 18 and citizens who for one reason or the other were not able to register in the just ended registration Exercise,” the statement said.
The registration, the statement noted would take place in the district offices nationwide at exactly 7:00am to 6:00pm.
“The registration starts from 7:00am to 6pm,” it added.
Earlier, the EC hinted on given an opportunity for Ghanaians who were stranded outside the country during the voters registration exercise to register.
As a result of border closure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), some Ghanaians were unable to come into the country to participate in the registration, making them not to be captured onto the electoral roll.
Meanwhile, the Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, at a national dialogue on the exhibition of the voters register in Accra said, the Commission would soon affirm its decision to have them on the electoral roll.
“The Electoral Commission will soon take the decision on stranded Ghanaians who could not participate in the just ended voter’s registration and would communicate to the public,” he said.
Currently, EC is conducting an exhibition exercise with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) claiming that there were unpardonable flaws with the exhibition exercise and the entire voters register.
The party described EC as “legendary incompetent” and would not take any flawed result during the December polls.
The NDC also alleged that EC failed to take advice from IPAC and urged the commission to collaborate with IPAC to ensure free and fair elections.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE