The Electoral Commission of Ghana will from the Friday, July 10 to Saturday, July 11, 2020 commence the registration of all eligible final year students in Senior high schools across the country.

The schools will be turned into polling stations or registration centres for the two-day exercise.

The move is to ensure that, eligible students 18 years and above resident in second cycle institutions which were not gazetted for the commission’s registration exercise are afforded  the opportunity to register as voters in order to exercise their franchise to vote.

In a  letter dated Thursday, July 9 and signed by the Acting Director of Public Relations, Mrs. Sylvia Annoh, encouraged all qualified students aged 18 years and above to present themselves at the registration centres within their schools with either a National ID card or Ghana Passport for register for their voter identification cards.

“In the absence of any of these two documents, eligible applicants can use two guarantors who have already registered as voters to guarantee for them,” the statement said.

 The statement stated that, the Commission shall ensure that all Covid-19 safety protocols would be strictly adhered to.

Responding to whether or not the commission wasn’t in breach of its gazetted notice for the conduct of the exercise, Director of electoral services at the E.C, Dr. Serebour Quaicoo said, the students will be registered with existing codes of  gazetted centres within the schools.

He stated that, registered students can transfer their votes during the voter transfer period to their respective voting centers.

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