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EC outlines safety protocols for voter registration

The Electoral Commission (EC) has released a list of safety protocols to be observed during the upcoming voter registration exercise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The elections management body said it expects all Ghanaians to adhere to the protocols during the registration exercise for the compilation of a new register.

In a statement, the EC listed the measures as follows: “Mandatory wearing of face masks at the registration centres; people’s temperature will be checked before one is allowed into the registration centre; running water available for handwashing; queues are to have one-metre gaps between persons lining up to register; the scanners will be sanitised; persons who complete the registration process will also be provided with hand sanitisers before they leave the centre”.

The Commission said it is “sensitive to the current state of affairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will abide by the necessary precautions and safety protocols in the execution of its mandate when it deems it appropriate to begin the compilation of the register”.



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