Director of Elections at the EC, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe says they will continue with voter registration activities whether or not the government eases the Covid-19 restrictions.
According to him, per their understanding, they are not affected by any of the Executive Instrument ordering the ban on social gatherings.
“Our understanding is that it doesn’t cover our activities.”
Dr. Serebour Quaicoe was speaking to Citi TV after their Wednesday IPAC meeting.
He said the court ruling over the new CI will determine whether or not the EC will go-ahead to use the new CI or the old one which will require them to use Voters ID as an identification card for registration.
Dr Serebour said they have put in place safety measures to avoid people being infected with the virus.
Among some of the measures is the provision of a mobile medical van to assist people who will have their temperature exceeding the threshold. He said in instances like this the medical team will advise the EC on the next step for the person.
The Electoral Commission (EC) will begin the voter registration exercise next month, June 2020.
The process will be done within 40 days.
Dr. Bossman Asare who is the Deputy EC Chair today at an IPAC meeting said they have discussed a detailed and comprehensive roadmap for the scheduled mass registration exercise with the various political parties.
“We also announced to them the protocols we have put in place to ensure that the voting process is very, very peaceful, safe and secured.”
He still hinted on the fact that a Ghana card and or a passport are still the requirements for registration.
“But in the event that you don’t have a Ghana card, and you don’t also have the passport, what it means is that, two people who are registered to vote can guarantee for you to be able to register.