EC postpones voter registration exercise over coronavirus scare



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The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has postponed the intended voter registration exercise over coronavirus.

This comes after Ghana confirmed a total of sixty-eight (68) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.

Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

As of 24 March, total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive.

Speaking to Journalists after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting, Director of Electoral Services, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe said the EC is in talks with health experts and will announce a more favourable date at the right time.

“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,” Mr. Quaicoe said.

 

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com