Director Of Electoral Services At The Electoral Commision Highlights On Essential Information Needed At The Polling Centres

Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission has highlighted the essential information that prospective electorates will have to provide before their details are captured in the new voters’ register.

Including a passport or Ghana Card, Dr Serebour Quaicoe who was speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story Friday, said registrants should have these details on hand before they come to the registration centres.

“These are the questions that you will be asked [when you go to register], so I will plead with everyone to get them ready before they visit their various registration centres,” he said. These are:

  1. The right spelling of your name
  2. Your date of birth
  3. Your current residential address
  4. Your parents’ names, that is, mother’s name, father’s name.
  5. Your hometown
  6. Your residential address in your hometown
    And the district of your hometown

Answering a question about presenting an expired passport, the Director of Electoral Services said, “the law says a valid passport so if it is expired, we cannot accept it.”

Due to the current pandemic, Dr Quaicoe urged registrants to exercise patience when they get to the centre.

He indicated the processes individuals will go through before they are allowed into the registration centre and appealed for their corporation.

You [registrants] must go there in a facemask.
When you get there, your temperature will be taken by the Ghana Health Service Personnel. Then based on your recorded temperature, you will be either allowed into the registration premises or you will be attended to.

When you are allowed in, you will wash your hand with soap under running water and you join the queue in the demarcated areas.

When it is your turn, you will be attended to by the agent, who will look through your documents to ensure that you have not already registered.

If you are through, your forms will be filled.
You will then go to the data and skills agent where your fingerprint will be taken and you will be photographed.

After this, your ID card will be processed and a hard copy will be given to you instantly.

Lastly, you use hand sanitizer before leaving the centre.

The Electoral Commission has set Tuesday, June 30, as the day to start compiling the new voters’ register. This exercise is to end on Thursday, August 6.

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