Limited Voter Registration: We’ve secured generators due to dumsor – EC

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Ghana’s Electoral Commission has stated that generators have been secured to guarantee a smooth limited voter registration exercise scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2024, across the nation due to power crisis.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, addressed these plans during a press briefing on Monday, May 6, 2024.

According to her, the EC is making every effort to prevent any disruptions due to power challenges, commonly referred to as “dumsor.”

She further explained that the commission has arranged for all district offices to rent generators in case of power outages, these generators will kick in to ensure continuous voter registration services.

However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, the EC has explained that its offices will switch to an “offline” mode, where voters will be registered manually, and their details will be stored on a pen drive.

“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 and that will be copied in our offices when the light returns, so the registration will not be disrupted.”

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The upcoming limited voter registration exercise aims to register approximately 623,000 first-time voters across the country.

The registration will take place in all 258 district offices of the commission, as well as an additional 785 centers to accommodate those who may find it difficult to access the district offices.

Moreover, 25 public universities have also been included as registration venues.

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