Electoral Commission to hold two-day mop-up exercise
The Electoral Commission has extended its registration exercise for two more days to allow applicants who were unable to register to do so.
The exercise, which was supposed to end on Thursday, is expected to continue from August 8-9, 2020.
The EC in a statement indicated that “A mop-up of the registration exercise will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 and Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the EC’s district offices across the country.”
According to the commission, this would serve as another opportunity for eligible Ghanaians to register.
The latest update on the commission’s website showed that a total of 16,845,439 prospective voters have been registered, thus exceeding the EC’s target of 15 million, since the exercise started on June 30, 2020
Out of the number of registered applicants so far, the Greater Accra has the most registrants with 3,225,508 voters.
Followed by the Ashanti and Eastern regions, with 2,700, 805 and 1,444,274 respectively.
Meanwhile, leaders of the two main political parties, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the former President, John Dramani Mahama, have obtained their IDs.
They both urged the general public to also make time and register for their voter identification card to enable them exercise their franchise in the upcoming general election.
Below is a statement to that effect