2020 polls: Create double polling stations to ensure social distancing - Adom Otchere

2020 polls: Create double polling stations to ensure social distancing - Adom Otchere

- Paul Adom Otchere has urged the EC to put measures in place to double the number of polling stations across the country so as to ensure the social distancing

- He stated that we can’t have the normal queues we are used to for the 2020 elections because of COVID-19

- He said as an added precaution, the EC should endeavor to provide gloves and face masks for the about 12 million eligible voters

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Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom Otchere has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to put measures in place to double the number of polling stations across the country so as to ensure the social distancing directive, as the country prepares for its general elections in December.

He stated that we can’t have all the normal queues we are used to seeing for the 2020 elections because of COVID-19.

According to him, all the 30,000 polling stations across the country should be doubled and the queues should be social distance compliant.

He made this call while speaking on his show on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

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He said as an added precaution, the EC should endeavor to provide gloves and face masks for the about 12 million eligible voters in the country ahead of the polls.

“The EC must provide nose masks for all 12 million people and a pair of gloves as well,” he said.

There have even been suggestions that holding the elections while the pandemic continues to spread might not be viable.

Adom-Otchere, however, does not share this opinion and believes that the elections should be able to go ahead in spite of the pandemic, once the EC is able to put stringent precautionary measures in place.

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In other news, the Electoral Commission (EC) has responded to allegations by the Minority on their intension to compile new voters' register ahead of the December 2020 polls in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.

The Minority Leader at a press conference questioned the priorities of the government and the EC as the coronavirus festers.

A statement signed by the election management body’s Acting Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Sylvia Annor, noted that the Commission will still go ahead with the compilation of the new register despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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