The Electoral Commission (EC) is to begin printing the final voters’ register for the December 7 polls on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of Operations, Mr. Samuel Tettey.
Mr. Tettey told the Daily Graphic that the printing and the distribution of the hard copies of the register to the regions will be done simultaneously.
He also said the Commission will soon make soft copies of the register available to all registered political parties and any other person that it considers necessary.
What is the EC supposed to do after compilation?
Per Section 27 (1) of Constitutional Instrument 91 (Public Elections registration of voters Regulations 2016: “The commission shall certify the register after the determination of claims or objections” by the District Registration Review Committee Officers (DRRCOs).”
Section 27 (3) provides: “After the register has been certified, it shall be published in the manner determined by the commission and shall replace any existing voters register.”
Section 27 (4) also provides: “The commission shall make available a copy of the register to the political parties and any other person that the commission considers necessary not later than 21 days after the register has been certified.”
The EC conducted a 38-day voters’ registration exercise in clusters from June 30 to August 6, 2020.
It subsequently conducted a provisional voters’ registration exercise from September 18 to 25, this year.
Ghanaians are expected to go to the polls on December 7, 2020, to elect a President for the country and MPs to represent the 275 constituencies in Parliament for the next four years.