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General News Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Why the EC will compile a new voters register for 2020 elections

The Electoral Commission says its decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 elections was because its current software is outdated.

Speaking in an interview with Radio Ghana in Kumasi, the Director of Elections at the EC, Mr Serebour Quaicoo said since the current machines the EC was using was outdated, the producers are no longer producing parts for them.

“The current machines that we are using is outdated, the producers are no more producing it, so getting parts to service them [such as] cartridges, toners is a problem.”

“So the commission has taken a decision, but we are yet to come out publicly but we intend compiling a new register for 2020,” Mr Quaicoo said.

He insisted that the need for the new voters register was necessitated by several factors including the need to replace outmoded bio-metric validation machines and added, “we are going to use new solution, new machines and the rest.”

Explaining, he said the current machines would be used for the district level elections after which “we are going to compile a new register.”

More to follow…

Source: Graphic.com.gh