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 validating 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.