The Chairpersons of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa will later today, Monday, June 29, 2020, update the general public on her outfit’s readiness for the planned new voters’ registration exercise.
A statement from the electoral management body said the address which will be broadcast live on major television channels will come off at 5:30 pm.
“Ahead of the 2020 registration exercise, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa will address the public on the Commission’s preparedness towards the 2020 voters registration exercise. The address will be aired live on major TV and Radio networks throughout the country,” the EC’s statement said.
Meanwhile, The Electoral Commission (EC) has given an indication of the safety protocols it hopes to abide by if it begins the registration exercise for the compilation of a new electoral roll.
The process to compile a new roll was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) tried to halt the EC’s exercise in court but the Supreme Court last week gave them the green light to compile the new register.
The Supreme Court also ruled that the requirement for one to get a new Voters ID is by presenting a passport or Ghana Card.
Among other things, it will be mandatory to wear face masks at the registration centres, people’s temperature will be checked before one is allowed into the registration centre and there will be running water available for handwashing, according to an artwork posted on the Commission’s social media pages.
Queues are to have one-metre gaps between persons lining up to register, the scanners will be sanitized and persons who complete the registration process will also be provided with hand sanitizer before they leave the centre.
President Akufo-Addo will also address the nation today and this was announced by the Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.