New voter registration will begin in April – EC


The Electoral Commission says it will begin compiling the new voters register for the December 2020 elections in April.
The commission added it hopes to end the exercise by the end of May.
This was disclosed by the Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe Tuesday
“We want to start by mid-April and by the end of May we would have finished,” he told Morning Starr Tuesday.
On the claim by the National Identification Authority that it is willing to hand over its data to the EC, he reacted: “We have a challenge with their data, we are targeting over 10million people but they have about 7 million so we don’t know when the will be ready. And besides we have to attach a polling station to all those numbers”.
Meanwhile, the main opposition NDC and other parties against the compilation of new voters register by the Electoral Commission ahead of the December Presidential and parliamentary elections are demonstrating in Kumasi in the Ashanti region today.
The first protest to challenge plans of the new register was held at Tamale in the Northern region.
The group insist a new register is a waste of taxpayers money and could also create tension since the election is close.
The electoral commission, however, insists they will go ahead and create the register despite the disagreement by the parties and civil society organisations.

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