A total of 145, 741 people were registered by the Electoral Commission in the Western Region during the first phase of the exercise which ended last Sunday.
Also, 125 challenge forms were filed across the 237 registration centers challenging the eligibility of the persons involved to be registered and issued with a voter’s ID. The Western Regional Director of the EC, Mrs. Angelina Tagoe disclosed this in an interview with Marie Aziz Tunde in Sekondi.
She said the major challenge encountered during the first phase was crowding at the registration centres and the refusal of some registrants to adhere to the social distancing protocols put in place by the EC. This she said, occasioned the introduction of the chit system to reduce crowding.
On the registration of heavily pregnant women, aged, People With Disability and other vulnerable persons, Mrs Tagoe noted that it also going on smoothly at the various district offices of the EC.
She entreated applicants of areas where the Exercise has not reached not to move to other areas but to wait patiently as all centers will have their turn before the end of the registration on the 6th August 2020.
Story by Marie Aziz Tunde.