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Election 2020: Over 17million electorates expected to vote on December 7

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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.

Regional breakdown

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.

 

 

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