Election 2020: Coronavirus patients will take part in new voters registration exercise-EC

The Head of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Madam Sylvia Annor has said Ghanaians who have contacted the novel Coronavirus will be registered during the New Voter’s registration exercise.

There has been a call from the leading opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the new voter’s registration exercise to be cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Speaking on Accra based Peace FM, she said the patients are not going to be left out and that the EC is yet to decide on how and when it will be done.

“The constitution gives everybody the right to vote and so the commission will make the necessary arrangement for the patients to register; we can’t deprive anybody of registering”.

“They will register, but how and when will be put out later,” she assured.

Addressing the NDC’s argument that the country does not need a new register, she said: “We’ve gone past this argument . . . the system has to be credible, void of doubts. We have divergent views…we have about 25 political parties but it doesn’t mean one party can dictate to the EC; we need to weigh the options and choose the right one for the country and we believe a new voters’ register is needed at this moment.”

Written by Opoku Asiedu

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