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Electoral Commission introduces digital queue administration to decrease congestion at registration centres

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The Electoral Fee (EC) has outdoored a digital queue management process to deal with mass accumulating at the many voter registration centres across the place.

In mild of this, candidates can e book a slot in a ‘priority queue’ anyplace they ahead of they visit the premises to be registered.

This new enhancement was announced by the Electoral Fee in a statement dated, Tuesday.

This comes after sequence of considerations over the disregard for social distancing protocols throughout the registration approach .

The EC mentioned that the shift was needed to persuade the observance of protection protocols at the centres.

“The Electoral Fee is as a result introducing an additional technologies instrument for the ongoing registration workout, the impending exhibition of the Voters Register and probably for upcoming elections, with the purpose of more enhancing compliance with social distancing rules.”

“Following acceptance by the countrywide COVID-19 administration authorities, the nationwide COVID-19 Tracking system has been confirmed as the channel for the new technological know-how tool,” the assertion explained.

Even so, this technologies is at this time constrained to particular voter registration centres in the Larger Accra region Ayawaso West, Tema Metro, La Dadekotopon and Ga North.

All centres which drop within this parts have unique codes which will have to be indicated in the course of the registration method.

 The new program, PanaBIOS, will be helpful starting Wednesday, 29th July 2020.

To get hold of their slot, men and women need to sign up by dialing a USSD code and the next the prompts.

To reserve a precedence queue slot before checking out your local registration centre

  1. Dial *769#
  2. Decide on possibility 3 (celebration administration)
  3. iii. Decide on choice 1 to “check in to occasion or venue
  4. iv. Enter your registration centre code and wait for a textual content concept with particulars of a slot in the priority queue at your community registration centre.

“Applicants with smartphone entry can go to PanaBIOS.org to indicator up for an account and abide by the prompts for party registration to e-book a precedence place just in the exact way that the USSD possibility is effective.”

“Applicants can also look for for the registration centre codes on the exact PanaBIOS platform. Programs are far highly developed to make it feasible for registration centre codes to be available from the nationwide COVID-19 hotline, 311, the EC’s website and through media publication,” the EC observed.

About PanaBIOS

PanoBIOS  (www.panabios.org) is a pan-African “safe reopening of countries” technological innovation application formulated as part of the African Union’s Open up Corridor Initiative.

Ghana is a pioneer region in the improvement, tests and deployment of thePanaBIOS system through the country’s Trancop Initiative (www.trancop.org).

 PanaBIOS is the initial reference model of the African Union’s Digital Biosurveillance, Bioscreening & Biosensing protocol (DABBIT).

Ghana’s Electoral Fee is the first electoral administration bodies in the globe to carry out a electronic decongestion protocol based mostly on a bio screening conventional for electoral needs



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