EC pilots registration of new voter ID nationwide

The Electoral Commission has commenced piloting the compilation of a new voter’s registration in parts of the country.The exercise which took place in all the sixteen (16) regional capitals of the country on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, seeks to identify problems associated with the new system, including its efficiency under various weather conditions and find ways of mitigating them.

Experts familiar with the exercise say the all the challenges that will be identified will be forwarded to the Commission at the national level for the correction to be effected before rolling out the main exercise at the end of June, 2020.

The proposed safety measures meant to protect applicants from contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was also tested during the pilot exercise. 

Returning officers and some party representatives turned up for the exercise.

Some problems associated with guarantor registration were recorded in the Northern Region.

However, the Acting Northern Regional Director of the EC, Lucas Yiryel, told journalists that identified challenges have been communicated to the head office for redress.

“We had some issues with the machines with regard to getting the polling stations… Accra has instructed them what to do and they have resolved that issue. The only problem we have not addressed is in an attempt to register someone using the Guarantor form, the system was not receiving it,” Mr. Yiryel told Accra-based Citi FM.


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