Voter registration: EC to register final year SHS students from July 10

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has set Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2020 to register final year SHS students across the country as part of the ongoing voter registration exercise. The Commission says its registration officials would be deployed to all senior high schools across the country from tomorrow to embark on the exercise.

According to the EC, the decision was taken after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting it held on Thursday.

Although the National Democratic Congress disagreed with the decision, the New Patriotic Party strongly consented to the EC’s decision.

The Electoral Commission added that it would find ways to carry out the process as the registration centers are not gazetted.

In a statement dated July 9, 2020, and signed by the Acting Director of Public Relations, Mrs Sylvia Annoh, qualified students aged 18 years and above are entreated to present themselves at the registration centres within their schools with either a National ID card or Ghana Passport.

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“In the absence of any of these two documents, eligible applicants can use two guarantors who have already registered as voters to guarantee for them,” the statement said.

The statement further added that all safety and precautionary measures of the coronavirus will strictly be adhered to.

Read full statement below:

Story by: Eli Djomekou