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Voters Register: EC to register final year SHS students from today

The Electoral Commission will from today Friday, July 10, 2020 deploy registration officials to Senior High Schools across the country to register final year students who have attained voting age as part of the ongoing voters ID registration exercise.

This decision was reached at an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held in Accra today (Thursday).

According to the Electoral Commission(EC), the move comes after it received a letter from the Ghana Education Service asking how the Commission will find ways of registering the final year students.

After consultation with the GES, the EC called the emergency IPAC meeting to brief the political parties on its plan to register the students in the school.

The EC noted that though the registration centres have not been gazetted it will find a way of dealing with that issue.

This website is informed that the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) strongly disagreed with the EC’s decision, but the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) represented by General Secretary John Boadu agreed with the EC after listening to its cogent reasons.

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