The compilation of the new voters register will begin on 30 June 2020, the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced despite strong opposition from some political parties including the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NGO) and some civil society organisations.
The exercise will begin at all designated registration centres and district offices of the EC throughout the country from 7am to 6pm each day.
This comes after Ghana’s parliament approved the Constitutional Instrument (C.I. 126) of the EC to enable the elections management body compile a new register of voters using the Ghana card and passport as the only primary documents of eligibility.
All Ghanaian citizens 18 years and above and of sound mind are expected to register in the electoral areas where they reside or are ordinarily resident.
The EC said it has put in place safety measures including the provision of Personal Protective Equipment and hand sanitisers as well as compulsory wearing of face masks by all to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the exercise.