Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa has announced that they will undertake a mop-exercise in selected areas.
She said this exercise will only take place on need basis.
Jean Mensa speaking at a press conference on July 27, 2020, said it is not going to be a nationwide exercise but will only be done at selected places upon the information they receive from their officers.
“The mop exercise will be held in selected areas based on information from our offices as to the number of applicants who still have not presented themselves for registration.
“Our officers on the field have informed us of the dwindling numbers at some registration sites. Therefore the commission may not undertake a blanket mop-up exercise at all registration centres,” she explained.
The mass registration is currently in its penultimate phase after four weeks.
So far, 11.6 million voters have been registered with the Greater Accra Region recording the highest registrations.
Figures from the EC show that the Greater Accra Region has had 2,615,925 registrants while the Ashanti Region and Eastern Region followed with 2,089,923 and 1,084,734 persons respectively.
It had set a target of 15 million people.
Meanwhile, the Commission has also announced new filing processes for prospective Presidential Candidates going into the December general polls.
In responding to the COVID-19 threat, the Commission says it will resort to an online process for picking forms