Coronavirus: EC suspends voter registration exercise slated for April 18

The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the upcoming voter registration exercise slated for April 18, 2020, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

“We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and the global issue…so, when it gets to a time that we think the situation is fertile for us to commence with the registration then we can do it” Dr Serebour Quiacoe, Director of Electoral Services at the Commission told journalists in Accra on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 after an IPAC meeting.

The IPAC meeting was organised in two sets to enable the EC to comply with the social distancing directive from the President.

The first group to participate in the meeting consisted of NPP, NDC, CPP, PPP, PNC, LPG, GCPP, and GUM.

The second category comprised EGLE, UFP, GFP, NDP, APC, UPP and PUP.

The biggest opposition party, the NDC, is against the new voter register. They argue that it is a waste of money and an attempt by the governing NPP to collude with the EC to rig the December elections.