Monday, December 3, 2012

So the Presidential/Parliamentary Elections are Holding in Ghana in 4 days

To be honest, I didn't know presidential and parliamentary elections are holding in Ghana in four days time i.e. Friday, December 7, 2012. 

Now that I know, let me share some of the information I have found. Apart from the incumbent, John Mahama, the other competing candidates include Hassan Ayariga, Papa Kwesi Nduom, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Akwasi Addai Odike, Jacob Osei Yeboah, Henry Herbert Lartey. You can view their profiles here.

"Charlie", I also went to the Electoral Commission of Ghana website and found these steps on how to vote on election day:

Steps on how to Vote:

Step 1: On election day, go to the Polling Station with your Voter ID card and join the queue if any. Please don’t jump the queue

Step 2: A polling assistant will check your particulars in the name reference list

Step 3: A verification officer will verify your identity as a registered voter with the verification machine.

Step 4: You will be issued with a Presidential Ballot paper. Please check to see if it has no marks on it. Also ensure it has the v
alidating stamp.

Step 5:
Make your way to the Voting Booth and thumbprint (correctly) your choice of President.

Step 6:
Cast your vote in the Presidential Ballot Box. Please make sure it’s the right box

Step 7:
Proceed to the next Polling Assistant for a Parliamentary Ballot Paper

Step 8:
Proceed to the Parliamentary Voting Booth and thumbprint (correctly) your choice of MP.

Step 9:
Cast your ballot in the Parliamentary Voting Box. Again make sure, it’s in the right box or it will be rejected.

Step 10:
Please leave the Polling Station after voting. You can return at 5pm for the count.

Source:  Electoral Commission of Ghana

I wish you Ghanians all the best as you elect your new leaders. 

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