The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed its move to compile a new voter register over coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The move according to Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Electoral Services of the EC at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting is that “the outfit is collaborating with health experts to decide on a more favorable date depending on the prevalence rate of the virus.
“We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and the global issue…so, when it gets to a time that we think the situation is fertile for us to commence with the registration then we can do it,” he explained.
The IPAC meeting was organized in two sets. This was in compliance with the social distancing directive from the President as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The compilation of a new voter register for the 2020 elections was scheduled to begin on April 18, this year. The commission had also expressed hope it will complete the exercise by May 30, 2020.