Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe has said that the EC is free to hold any social gathering regardless of the ban on social gathering imposed by President Akufo Addo as remedy to curb the spread of the novel covid-19.
According to him, the ban does not apply to the EC.
Speaking to Bernard Avle on Point of View on Accra based Citi TV, Dr Quaicoe emphasized the commissions relentless effort in trying to compile a new voters register despite the covid-19 scare.
He said enough health protocols have been outlined to ensure that the process run smoothly.
The Electoral Commission will begin the compilation of a new voters’ register in June 2020 ahead of the December polls.
This was made known by the EC during Wednesday’s IPAC meeting which was boycotted by the country’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to the EC, the new voter registration exercise is scheduled to begin by the end of June by which time the C.I which is currently before Parliament would have matured.
The commission also revealed that the nationwide voter registration exercise is expected to last for 40 days, subject to review.
The EC at Wednesday’s meeting also told political parties present that it has procured all the necessary technology/equipment for the nationwide registration exercise and has begun training its officials across the country in readiness for the exercise.
The election management body added that owing to the COVID-19 situation and the need to adhere to the health protocols, the EC has procured enough PPE and is committed to rolling out the necessary protocols towards a safe and secure 2020 voter registration exercise.