New Voters’ Register: EC institutes queue management system at all centres



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The Electoral Commission(EC) has instituted a Queue Management System at all its Registration Centres to deal with the issue of overcrowding at some Registration Centres in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area.

This comes after reports of overcrowding at some Centres in the Greater Accra Metropolis.

According to the EC, Under the Queue Management System, the first 150 applicants who arrive at the Registration Centres will be provided with numbered chits.

The first half of this number will be served from morning to early afternoon.

The second half will be asked to leave the Centres and return in the afternoon when the registration process for the first batch has been completed. They will then be served.

In a statement, the EC said ,”The Commission believes that this system will go a long way to reduce the long queues and help with the enforcement of social distancing protocols at the Centres.”

Below is a statement:

 

ELECTORAL COMMISSION

GHANA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION INSTITUTES THE QUEUE

MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT ITS REGISTRATION CENTRES.

This comes to inform the General Public that the Electoral Commission has instituted a Queue Management System at all its Registration Centres to deal with the issue of overcrowding at some Registration Centres in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area.

Following the enthusiasm displayed by the citizenry last week, a number of Registration Centres in Accra witnessed very high numbers of Applicants, thus resulting in overcrowding at some Centres in the Greater Accra Metropolis.

Under the Queue Management System the first 150 applicants who arrive at the Registration Centres will be provided with numbered chits. The first half of this number will be served from morning to early afternoon. The second half will be asked to leave the Centres and return in the afternoon when the registration process for the first batch has been completed. They will then be served.

The Commission believes that this system will go a long way to reduce the long queues and help with the enforcement of social distancing protocols at the Centres.

The Commission is keen to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus at all its centres. As a result we will continue to review and improve upon our processes so as to ensure that citizens register in a safe and secure environment.

We encourage constructive feedback from the General Public which is aimed at improving the Registration Exercise which is already in motion.

2020 VOTERS REGISTRATION EXERCISE- YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN.

 

SYLVIA ANNOH (MRS.)

  1. DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS

El 99/28th Avenue Ridge • P. O. Box M 214, Accra, Ghana

Tel: (0)233 303 968 750 • Fax: +233(0) 302 221 007 • email: info@ec.gov.gh • website: www.ec.gov.gh

 

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