The Electoral Commission (EC) says eligible voters who want to register in the ongoing voters' registration exercise can download the forms online.
Madam Sylvia Annor, Ag. Director, Public Affairs at the Commission in an interview on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo' says the FORM 1A and Guarantee forms can be downloaded and filled before going to the registration centres to speed up the registration process.
" . . it does not, however, mean that if you are not able to download the forms you can't register. One can still go to the registration centres, give your details to the EC official and get registered," she added.
The EC has also urged the general public not to wear any blue outfit to registration centres due to the background for taking the biometric photograph.
Peace FM correspondents who covered the first day of registration reported that EC officials in some of the centres had to send persons with blue outfit home to change.
According to Sylvia Annor, “the background of the biometric photograph is blue so I will urge that we don't wear blue attire to the registration centres to ensure a good photograph".
Many have asked why in this modern era people have to join long queues to register when it can be done online.
In response, Madam Sylvia Annor said to ensure transparency, the registration cannot be done online as the law does not permit that.
" . . the level of transparency in our system does not allow us to register online," she responded to a question by the host, Kwami Sefa Kayi.
Meanwhile, the EC has urged Ghanaians to avoid spreading fake news so that actual problems going on in various centres can be seen and addressed accordingly.
"Let the problems be natural problems and not based on fabrications," Madam Annor admonished.
As a matter of finding registration centres with ease, the EC has published its movement plan in the cluster form of registration exercise ongoing.
In a statement released by the Commission, the Movement Plan for the on-going Voter Registration Exercise can be accessed through the EC's website, www.ec.gov.gh.
Additionally, through Social media platforms and some Newspaper Pull-outs.
"The General Public is also informed that the Movement Plan showing the dates and duration for the Registration Exercise has also been posted at all Registration Centres throughout the country," a portion of the statement stated.
MOVEMENT PLAN AND OTHER MATTERS
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