The Electoral Commission (EC) here will soon compile a register of eligible Ghanaian voters caught up abroad due to closure of the country’s borders following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Head of Public Affairs, Sylvia Annor said Thursday the laws of the country mandates the electoral management body to register all eligible Ghanaians to enable them to exercise their franchise during the country’s general election early in December.
The West African country shut its borders to the international community in March this year following the outbreak of COVID-19 to minimize spread. If the body is able to do this, a number of Ghanaians caught up in foreign lands will be given an opportunity to having their names onto the voter’s register.
“Remember that we have a law on registration, and for that matter, we cannot go contrary to that and we will soon roll out a plan to register our people who cannot return now due to the closure of our borders,” said Annor.
Ghana goes to the polls on December 7 to vote in a presidential and parliamentary election.
The EC started the mass registration of prospective voters on Tuesday, and is expected to end on August 6 for the compilation of a new voter’s register. Enditem