The Electoral Commission ( EC) will reopen the electoral roll for one day, on October 1, to allow specific groups of people who are yet to be captured in the register to do so.
Registration will take place nationwide in the EC District Offices.
The registration will run from 7 am to 6 pm.
The classes of citizens who would join through the new window are supposed to be: voters who were outside the country due to COVID-19 limitations, others who were under a mandatory quarantine of 14 days and were unable to join in the mass registration of voters, and registered voters who were properly provided with voting ID cards but whose names are absent from the registry on display.
Earlier on Thursday when the issue came up at a meeting between the Electoral Commission and officials of the various political parties, the National Democratic Congress’ Director of IT, Kwame Osei Agyeman-Griffiths argued that even when the Electoral Commission (EC) succeeds in carrying out this registration, such voters will not be able to take part in the December polls since the registration wouldn’t have met the statutory 60-day period.
Peter Mac Manu, the 2020 New Patriotic Party (NPP) Campaign Boss, has said that those voters would not be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections.