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New voter registration will begin in June – John Boadu reveals

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The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has said the Electoral Commission (EC) will begin the voter registration exercise next month, June 2020.

According to him, the exercise is expected to last till July 2020.

“The Electoral Commission has slated the registration on June ending and very soon per the law, 21 days to any national exercise, they [EC] will have to inform us. The specific date will be given to us in the course of time. This means it will take almost about 40 days and they will be finishing the exercise by the end of July as well,” he said after he took part in the first of a two-session IPAC meeting held today, Wednesday on the controversial issue.

Deputy EC Chair, Dr. Bossman Asare also said protocols have been put in place to ensure that the voting process is without incidence.

“We also announced to them the protocols we have put in place to ensure that the voting process is very, very peaceful, safe and secured.”

He also added that the processes for the registration of new voters have also been explained to the political parties.

According to Dr. Asare, a Ghana card and or a passport are still the requirements for registration.

“But in the event that you don’t have a Ghana card, and you don’t also have the passport, what it means is that, two people who are registered to vote can guarantee for you to be able to register.

“So what that means is that, even if you don’t have the Ghana card and the passport, you still qualify to register as a voter from the end of June,” he indicated.

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