The compilation of a new voter register will begin tomorrow 30th June, the Bole District Electoral Commission Officer Mr. Isaac Gyeduah, has confirmed.
However, the registration centres would be divided into clusters with strict adherence to COVID-19 hygienic protocols to ensure swift and safe exercise.
The Bole District officer of the EC, disclosed these to Yagbon Radio morning show host Abdul Fatawu in an interview ahead of the exercise scheduled on 30th June, 2020.
The registration exercise, which has been opposed by some political parties and civil society organisations including the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was initially scheduled for April but was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Explaining the cluster system, Mr.Gyeduah said the registration centres across the District would be grouped into clusters of five to enable the commission compile the names in five phases.
“This time, what we are saying is that five registration centres will constitute one cluster. What that means is that we are going to have five phases in the registration because the clusters will be five.
“In the first phase, we are going to begin from all the registration centres that are numbered one on the cluster then to the next phase and cluster,” he said.
On safety measures, Mr. Gyeduah, said social distancing would be observed with nose masks being mandatory, temperatures would be checked, hand hygiene materials would be provided.
Aside Ghana Card and passports that would be accepted as proof of nationality,the District Electoral Officer said, two persons who are able to register with either of the documents, could vouch for an eligible voter who had neither of them.
The Bole-Bamboi constituency has 95 polling stations which has been clustered into 5 phases with phase one starting from June 30-July 5, Phase two ranges from July 6-July 11, phase three begins on July 12-July 17, phase four starts on July 19-July 24, phase five commences on July 25-July 30, with a mop up exercise on August 1- August 6 of which forms part of the phase one exercise.
EC officials are expected to spend 6 days at each phase with a maximum of 100 eligible voters being a target for registration daily.
The physically challenged, pregnant women and lactations mothers in the constituency are expected to converge at the District’s EC office for the exercise.
Mr. Gyeduah, therefore entreats all eligible voters in the District to ensure that they get themselves registered as and when the EC officials are in their phase.
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