The Electoral Commission today begun a New Voters’ Registration exercise nationwide, to register eligible Ghanaians towards the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections.
The exercise which was originally scheduled for April had to be postponed following the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic globally.
Yagbon News visited some of the registration centers in Bole and observed that the process has been smooth and all EC officials and applicants were observing the covid-19 safety protocols as in wearing of nose masks and washing of hands with soap under running water.
As at 9:30am, the R/C primary A center has registered 19 applicants while the L/A primary school had successfully registered 25 applicants as at 9:40am.
At the two centers EC officials told Yagbon News team that the process has been smooth and that all their machines are intact.
“Registration will start from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm each day, the officials said.
Admissible documents for registration are Ghanaian passport and the National Identification card .
“Applicants who do not have any of the above documents, may go the registration centres with two registered voters to serve as guarantors for the purpose of registration”, the EC officials added.
Yagbon News spoke to the District Chief Executive of Bole, Madam Veronica Alele Heming after she had successfully registered for her voter’s ID card and she expressed the opinion that the process of registration is slow.
“It took me about 15 minutes to complete the process and I think the process is slow but am sure things will improve as the exercise continues,” she said.