Beware of fake voter registration adverts – EC

Jean Mensa - Chairperson, Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has cautioned the public to be aware of false publicity about the upcoming new voter registration exercise.

The election management body said it had taken note of adverts which were not sanctioned by the Commission.

The EC said the supposed advert carries the logo and registration songs of the Commission as well as pictures of Ghana’s president, past presidents and some important personalities.

The Commission subsequently called on the public to disregard the said advert.

Meanwhile, the registration exercise is expected to commence on Tuesday, June 30, across the country.

The Commission plans to use 38 days for the entire exercise, which is targeting between 16 million and 16.5 million people.

Ghanaian citizens 18 years old and above and of sound mind, are expected to register in the electoral areas where they reside or are ordinarily resident.

The Commission has reiterated that safety measures, including the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and hand sanitizers as well as the compulsory wearing of face masks by all, have been put in place at all designated registration centres to protect applicants from contracting the COVID-19 virus.

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