A little over two million Ghanaians have so far registered to vote in the December presidential and parliamentary elections in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise.
The voters’ registration started last week Tuesday June 30, 2020 and is expected to end in the first week of August 2020.
According to the Director of Training for Electoral Commission, Michael Boadu, the EC has achieved 90% target so far.
“But for the COVID protocols which have not been observed by certain localities, we would have chalked 100% target. But this is a taking away the 10% because people are just not willing to obey simple instructions of keep your distance…that is all that we are asking them to do”, he told the media.
He emphasized “we will continue to educate to let them [electorates] see the reasons we are asking them to do…it is for their own good.”
Michael Boadu was so elated because the technical aspect of the work has so far been good.
“The work itself, the technical aspect of the work has been excellent”, said Mr Boadu.
Meanwhile, The Electoral Commission (EC) has projected that at least 16 million Ghanaians would be registered onto the new voters register over a period of 40 days starting from the end of June this year, to make them eligible to vote in the general elections in December.
Deputy Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Bossman Asare said in an interview with Peace FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com today that the commission would put together a robust system, capable of capturing the biometric details of at least 600,000 to 800,000 prospective voters in a day onto their offline system.