President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Ahead of the voter registration exercise that will commence on the 30th of June, President Akufo-Addo has reassured all eligible voters of their safety during the exercise.

The President says the Electoral Commission has put in place all necessary and elaborate protocols to ensure the safety of all citizenry taking part in the exercise.

He, however, stressed the need for all registrants to strictly adhere to the protocols.

“I want to remind all Ghanaians that all the other protocols and restrictions, especially those dealing with large gatherings, must be adhered to and enforced at the polling stations at all times.

“So, let us all abide by them, and conduct ourselves in a manner befitting the image and status of Ghana,” he said when he addressed the nation on Tuesday.

The voter registration exercise is expected to take place at some 33,327 polling stations across the 16 regions of the country from the 30th of June to the 6th of July 2020.

The President in this regard, is urging all eligible voters to take part in the exercise despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic because, voters who will miss out on the exercise will not be able to vote in the upcoming December 7 elections.

He says Ghanaians must “present their Ghana cards or passports, which are the only two forms of valid identification.”

In the absence of any of these valid IDs, the President stated that an applicant can submit one completed Identification Guarantee Form, endorsed by two registered voters, to be registered and issued with a voter ID card.