EC introduces queue management systems to reduce overcrowding at registration centers

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has introduced a queue management system to help control the crowds at the various registration centers in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

The exercise, which began on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 has seen large numbers of Ghanaians massing up at the designated registration centers to have their new voter identification cards.

The development, has in some instances caused disregard for the social distancing protocols advised by the Ghana Health Service.

As part of measures to ensure adherence to these protocols, the EC has introduced the queue or the chit system, which gives a daily cut off number for registration officers.

Persons who are unable to register during the day are issued chits which automatically gives them an advantage the next day over new applicants.

At the African Faith registration center located at the Electoral Commission’s District office in Kwabenya, a registration officer, Prince Francis Tsatsu, told ABC News the directive has to an extent, helped to control the numbers.

“They have directed us to number at least 150 for the start so that we can do the social distancing. So you know everybody is rushing to get a card, for that matter, at times, some of them it becomes a bit difficult for them to understand us, so if you see people standing by, it is because they feel that we have to do it for them at all cost but there’s been an arrangement from Electoral Commission,” he said.

 

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