EC to proceed with compilation of new voters' register on a yet-to-be announced date

EC to proceed with compilation of new voters' register on a yet-to-be announced date

- EC is set to announce a new date for the compilation of a new voters’ register

- The commission has postponed the exercise from the earlier announced date of April 18

- The EC says it will provide hand sanitizers at all polling centres when the exercise begins

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The Electoral Commission on Tuesday, March 17, announced that the compilation of the new voters’ register will still come on despite the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the main electoral body, the compilation date will be shifted from the earlier announced date of April 18 to another date.

A statement signedby acting director of public affairs for the Commission, Sylvia Annoh, noted that the compilation of the register has not been cancelled like it's being peddled in a section of the media.

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The statement further noted that due to President Akufo-Addo’s directive banning all public gathering, the commission has also postponed the registration exercise to a yet-to-be announced date.

The EC also assured the general public that it is taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of electorates during the registration exercise in this coronavirus era.

The Electoral Commission says it will provide sanitizers at all polling stations and create a conducive atmosphere at all registration centres so as to protect its stakeholders from the virus among others.

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The commission is hereby entreating the public to prepare for the upcoming voters’ registration exercise. earlier reported that Ghana has recorded another case of the coronavirus, bringing the confirmed cases in the country to seven.

The Ghana Health Service’s website indicated that the latest was recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

The case-patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days.

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