EC Releases COVID-19 Safety Measures For 2020 Voter Registration Exercise

An Electoral Commission Official verifying a voter (image: Peter Lewenstein/BBC)

The Electoral Commission (EC) has released a set of COVID-19 safety measures that it will be enforcing when the 2020 voter registration exercise begins.

The EC posted a image which indicated all the safety protocals on its Facebook page.

“Toward a safe and secure 2020 voter registration exercise; the Electoral Commissions measures to curb and prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the EC wrote.

The safety measures the Electoral Commission indicated include: mandatory use of face masks, temperature checks, mandatory hand washing and the observance of a one-metre distance gap while in queues.

The EC added that scanners will be cleaned with alcohol wipes before fingerprints are captured and all persons will be provided with hand sanitizers before they leave the registration centres.

The EC further stated that all of its officials will be in appropriate personal protective equipment.

Here are the safety measures:

An image indicating the Electoral Commission’s COVID-19 safety measures for the 2020 voter registration exercise

The 2020 voter registration exercise was suspended earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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