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Ahead of Dec. 7 election: EC starts limited voter registration exercise today

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The Electoral Commission has commenced the limited voter registration exercise for qualified voters ahead of the December 7 general election. 

The exercise which starts today, May 7, 2024, will end on May 27, 2024.

The EC is expected to register about 623,000 first-time voters across the country. 

“The registration will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. And that gives us the figure of 623,000 that we have put there. That is not to say that we cannot go beyond that. We did mention that in 2023, we projected 700,000 people to visit our registration centres.” The commission boss, Jean Mensa said.

She also assured that the ongoing power crisis will not affect the process as standby generators are provided for backups at various centres.

“We are trying hard to, we’ve made arrangements to ensure that we don’t have challenges because of dumsor. What we’ve done is to have all our district offices rent generators so that in the event where there’s dumsor, that can kick in.

“However, should there be the unexpected, we would switch on to the offline and by offline it means the voters will be registered and their details will be put on a pen drive that will be copied in our offices when the light returns, so the registration will not be disrupted.”

source: Theannouncergh.com