What you Should Know Ahead of the New Voter’s Registration Exercise

The Electoral Commission of Ghana will begin the new voter's registration exercise at all poling stations across the country on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 to Thursday, 6th August 2020.

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The Electoral Commission of Ghana will begin the new voter’s registration exercise at all poling stations across the country on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 to Thursday, 6th August 2020.

The Criteria for Eligibility to be Registered
a. Citizen of Ghana
b. 18 years and above
C. Be of sound mind
d. Be a resident or ordinarily resident in an electoral area.
e. Not be prohibited from registering by any law in force.

Any one of the following documents can be presented by the Applicant at the Registration Centres to prove his or her eligibility.
1. Passport
2. National identification Card(NIA Card)
3. In the event where an applicant does not have the required documents, the Applicant must be accompanied by two Guarantors who must have registered as Voters under the current exercise.

The Registration Exercise will be undertaken based on the Cluster System. Each Cluster will consist of 5 Registration Centres and undertaken in 5 Phases. Each Phase will span a duration of 6 days.
The team will move from one phase to the other until all Phases are over. There will be a 3 day Mop Up Exercise after the main Registration Exercise is over.

To ensure the safety and security of its stakeholders, the Commission will observe the following safety protocols in line with the Government’s directives.
1.All stakeholders are mandated to wear a face mask before entering the Registration Centre.
2. The temperature of all stakeholders will be checked before entering the Registration Centre.
3. Water and liquid soap for hand washing will be provided before joining the queue
4. Stakeholders will be required to maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter whilst in the queue.
5. Scanners will be wiped with alcohol wipes before capturing finger prints.

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