New voters’ register: 1990 applicants registered in pilot exercise – EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has described it’s just ended two day piloting of its Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits in all sixteen regional capitals of the country as one that “went on smoothly” with useful lessons.

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The Electoral Commission in a press release issued and signed by the Commission’s Acting Director of Public Affairs, Sylvia Annoh said: “at the end of the two (20 day exercise, a total of 1990 applicants were registered, with 745 applicants registered on Day one (1) and 1,245 on Day two (2)”.

Apart from the Western region where the commission said its BVR kits “developed a fault on the second day” leading to the suspension of the exercise, “the exercise went on smoothly at all designated centres”.

 

 

 

 

“The commission is satisfied with the exercise and will use the lessons learnt to improve upon the conduct of the upcoming voter registration exercise”, the statement said, adding that, “the commission is confident of registering some 13 million plus applicants within the first 21 days of the mass registration exercise”.

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Read the Release in full below:

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has described it’s just ended two day piloting of its Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits in all sixteen regional capitals of the country as one that “went on smoothly” with useful lessons.

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The Electoral Commission in a press release issued and signed by the Commission’s Acting Director of Public Affairs, Sylvia Annoh said: “at the end of the two (20 day exercise, a total of 1990 applicants were registered, with 745 applicants registered on Day one (1) and 1,245 on Day two (2)”.

Apart from the Western region where the commission said its BVR kits “developed a fault on the second day” leading to the suspension of the exercise, “the exercise went on smoothly at all designated centres”.

“The commission is satisfied with the exercise and will use the lessons learnt to improve upon the conduct of the upcoming voter registration exercise”, the statement said, adding that, “the commission is confident of registering some 13 million plus applicants within the first 21 days of the mass registration exercise”.

Read the Release in full below:

 

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