Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe says Day 1 of the voters registration exercise was very successful.
The Electoral Commission begun the exercise on June 30 with several people trooping in to register.
There were little hitches with delays and large crowds but everything went smoothly as the exercise progressed.
He however was quick to say the Electoral Commission will put in measures to ensure Day 2 of the exercise becomes better.
“The figures are beyond our expectation, we had one or two problems coming up but that has been addressed, these are new machines which some have not used before so you could see the figures picking up as we moved along. We would sanction officers who register people who are not observing the protocols. If people come to appreciate the fact that if you don’t observe protocols you won’t be registered they will be compelled to do so”
Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) begun a nationwide voters’ registration exercise on June 30, 2020.
This follows a greenlight by the Supreme Court to compile a new electoral roll ahead of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
According to the Commission, the exercise will be held at about 6.788 clusters made up of five registration centres each.
This means a total of 33,367 registration centres will be situated within the country.
Even though issues of health risk popped up, the EC said about 7,000 health assistants have been released by the Ghana Health Service to help ensure that the necessary Covid-19 safety protocols are adhered to at the various clusters.
The exercise will continue today, it is expected to end on August 6, 2020.