On December 7th, over 15 million Ghanaians are anticipated to go to the polls to elect a president and a few 275 members of parliament. The overall variety of polling stations has elevated from 28,992 in 2016 to 31,851 (provisional).
The regional breakdown of those numbers are but to be printed by the Electoral Fee. For over 1 million first-time voters, election observers and the diplomatic group, it is very important perceive what occurs on election day, from when ballots are solid to the declaration of the outcomes.
Right here is the method of voting;
The legislation states that an individual after casting their ballots ought to depart the Polling Station, they’ll return on the shut of polls for the depend.Every constituency is damaged down into electoral areas after which additional divided into polling stations.
On the polling stations you might be prone to see a Returning Officer (RO), Presiding Officer (PO), about 5 Polling Assistants, 2 Social gathering Representatives; Presidential Candidate and Parliamentary Candidate for every occasion or candidate and at the very least 1 safety personnel. Each the presidential candidate and parliamentary candidates can choose a Counting Agent every in the event that they select. Except in any other case directed by the candidate, a polling agent appointed by a candidate shall act as a counting agent.
After casting of votes, the subsequent step is vote counting and collation of outcomes. Counting and declaration of outcomes at voting stations are accomplished within the presence of occasion representatives by the presiding officer.
Every occasion consultant is anticipated to signal a kind accepting the openness of the method or to fill a kind contesting the process and asking for a recount. If there’s a want for recounting, the PO would accomplish that accordingly. Within the occasion the PO feels there isn’t ok motive to recount, the recounting will likely be accomplished by the RO on the Constituency Collation Middle.
Poll bins, below safety presence, are despatched to the subsequent stage which is called the constituency collation facilities the place all polling station figures are pooled collectively and summed. The officer in cost declares two units of outcomes, the presidential and parliamentary figures.
The winner of the parliamentary vote turns into the MP-elect for the constituency whiles the figures for the presidential race are despatched to the regional collation facilities. There, different constituencies will likely be added and a regional lump determine is asserted.
In essence the method is evident and easy with a number of checks and presiding members from totally different events, election officers and in some circumstances election observers from a number of home and worldwide our bodies