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Prospective voters rush to register for ID cards

Wed, 1 Jul 2020 Source: GNA

Prospective voters thronged various registration centres of the Electoral Commission in the Greater Accra during the early hours of Tuesday to register for their voter identification cards.

A visit by the Ghana News Agency to some centres at the Tema Central gathered that people had gone to the centres at dawn waiting for their turns when registration opened at 0700 hours.

People awaiting registration were seen wearing nose masks and carrying hand sanitizers. There were also handwashing facilities with sanitizers put in place in line with the COVID-19 prevention protocols, except that social distancing protocol was not strictly being followed.

At both the ICGC and Holy Child Roman Catholic, Pre-School registration centres some people were seated in their vehicles waiting anxiously for their turns.

Others who were not in the long queues at the centres had been given numbers as they waited patiently to get registered.

The exercise progressed peacefully as there was calm in the various centres with police presence.

Mr Emmanuel Amemonu, one of the prospective voters, said he needed the card for his banking transactions. Others who wanted to remain anonymous said it was time they voted for a change and without the ID card, they would not be able to do so come December 7.

Source: GNA

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