Voter register: You won’t spend more than 10 minutes at registration centers – EC Boss

EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, is optimistic applicants for the new voter ID card will not spend up to 10 minutes at the registration centres.

“With the intensive training offered, each applicant should not spend more than 10 minutes going through the registration process. We have deployed over 5,000 technicians to the field and set up zonal centres all across the country. These centres will be manned by the technicians,” she said during her address to the nation on the EC’s preparation for the exercise.

According to her, the technicians are expected to promptly respond to technical hitches and replace faulty machines immediately such complaints are brought before them.

She hoped this together with the deployment of some 8,000 test kits would ensure the speedy registration of applicants.

Her assurance came after some opposition political parties complained of prolonged minutes during the pilot exercise.

According to the political parties, a person could spend between 40 minutes to an hour during the registration process.

Despite these claims by the opposition political parties including the NDC, the EC described the pilot exercise as widely successful, especially in the Greater Accra Region.

Speaking during Monday’s address, Madam Jean Mensah reiterated the COVID-19 preventive protocols instituted by the commission during the exercise.

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