A total of 17,027,641 persons are expected to take part in the 2020 general elections on December 7.
This was made known by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa, at a press conference in Accra on Monday, November 30, as she released the total number of electorates expected to participate in this year’s elections.
The figures comprise 8,810,283 females, representing 51.74 percent of total voters, and 8,217,358 males, representing 48.26 percent.
Giving a breakdown of the total number of registrants across the 16 regions, The Electoral commissioner further said that the Greater Accra Region had the highest number of registered voters, while the North East Region had the least.
Greater Accra Region – 3,528,996
Ashanti Region – 3,019,178
Eastern Region – 1,641,050
Central Region – 1,567,756
Western Region – 1,187,333
Northern Region – 1,050,016
Volta Region – 924,116
Upper East Region – 659,317
Bono Region – 653,378
Bono East Region – 594,610
Upper West Region – 469,753
Western North Region – 468,683
Oti Region – 358,552
Ahafo Region – 316,970
Savannah Region -298,404
North East Region – 289,529
Madam Jean Mensah disclosed that a total of 7,890 people engaged in multiple registrations.
“By its name, this list refers to the number of multiple registrations done by unique individuals. It does not refer to unique individuals. As such, if a person registered five (5) times, all five registrations will be recorded on the list although the five registrations were undertaken by one person,” she explained.
She added that 542 people would be made to cast a ballot through manual check.
She said the names were recognized after a compromise of the number of people who actually enrolled with the number of people on the voters’ register.
Mrs. Mensa further dismissed reports suggesting that the Commission had deliberately disenfranchised some persons from the register and placed them on the exceptions list.