Ghana election 2020 will be held on Monday 7 December, whereby Ghanaians will be forming long queues across the country to elect a new President who will take over governance of the country.
Ghana 2020 elections has it own dynamics and in order for any party to win, they should win at least two out of the three battlegrounds. These are Greater Accra, Central and Western Region.
The keenly watched poll is a re-election push for the two main presidential candidates. Incumbent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former president John Dramani Mahama.
With this, the winner will be serving their second and final term as president of Ghana. Thus, the vote is the eight consecutive since the return to multi-party democracy in 1992.
Which Year Did Ghana Started Voting?
Presidential elections was held for the first time in Ghana on 27 April 1960. The elections held alongside a referendum on creating an executive presidency. The winner of the election will become the country’ first President if the new republican constitution was passed.
The ruling NPP has produced incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo and John Agyekum Kuffuor (2000 – 2008) whiles the main opposition NDC has produced the late Jerry John Rawlings (1992 – 2000), late John Evans Atta Mills (2012 – 2016) and John Dramani Mahama (2012 – 2016).
How The Voting Process Is
Ghanaians will employ a series of processes in ensuring transparency, fairness and credibility of the polls. A person will be given a ballot paper, go through a biometric verification processes, a secret ballot and transparent ballot boxes will be available to cast your vote.
The ballot papers are foldable sheets of papers bearing details of each candidate — having three slots per candidate. The photo, the party’s symbol and a space for the thumbprint mark. Upon everything, the ballot papers are the basic voting material at the ground.
You are to present your voters card at the polling station and gone through biometric identification process before a ballot paper will be handed to you. During the biometric verification process, a voter will place his or her finger on a biometric verification device (BVD). Failure to verify or recognize your details by the device will let you attend a room for manual verification process — after the party officials and Electoral Commission are done with their process.
You will then be issued a stamped ballot paper of which you will enter a voting booth to cast your vote on the ballot paper, fold it and drop it in the transparency box.
Ghana presidential and parliamentary election 2020 polls
The Ghana Elections 2020 Polls allows Ghanaian individuals to cast their votes for their desired presidential candidate.
Ghanaians will also be voting for parliamentary aspirants to rule our constituencies from 2021. Ghana’s parliament has been a strong pillar of its democracy since 1992. There has a trend where the party that produces the president has always had majority in the parliament. There are currently 275 seats spread across the 16 regions.
Ghana 2020 Election Polls
In Ghana, over 17 million voters were registered for the new biometric Voters ID card. You can also verify your Voters Identification card via your mobile phone.
List of 2020 presidential candidates in Ghana
There are a lot of contestants aspiring for the presidential seat in Ghana, and including three women.
Former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings who is leading the National Democratic Party, NDP.
former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings who is leading the National Democratic Party, NDP.
The two others are Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party, GFP; and Brigette Akosua Dzogbenuku of the Progressive People’s Party, PPP. There is also an independent candidate in the person of Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker.
The incumbent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo aged 76 is the Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He is a lawyer by profession and holds a B. Sc. in Economics. He holds the number 1 position on the ballot paper for the 2020 elections.
John Dramani Mahama aged 62, is the Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He is a Media / Communication specialist by profession and holds a post-graduate diploma in communication studies. He holds the number 2 slot on the ballot paper for the 2020 elections
Five people had been disqualified from standing for the election as there were various problems with their nomination documents. These include IT issues with their forms and some had been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service. Those disqualified include Kofi Koranteng and Marrick Kofi Gane who are both Independent. Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party, Nana Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party and Kwasi Busumburu of the People’s Action Party were also not eligible
These are the final list of presidential candidates — following the vetting of their papers, the Electoral Commission announced the final list of Presidential candidates on 19 October 2020
Political Parties In Ghana 2020
|Party||Presidential Candidate||Running Mate|
|New Patriotic Party||Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo||Mahamudu Bawumia|
|National Democratic Congress||John Dramani Mahama||Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang|
|Ghana Union Movement||Christian Kwabena Andrews||Abu Grant Lukeman|
|Convention People’s Party||Ivor Kobina Greenstreet||Emmanuel Yaovi Bobobee|
|Ghana Freedom Party||Akua Donkor||Ernest Adakabre Frimpong Manso|
|Great Consolidated Popular Party||Henry Herbert Lartey||Andy Bampoe-Sekyi|
|All People’s Congress||Hassan Ayariga||Frank Yaw Kuadey|
|Liberal Party of Ghana||Percival Kofi Akpaloo||Margaret Obrine Sarfo|
|People’s National Convention||David Asibi Ayindenaba Akpasera||Divine Ayivor|
|Progressive People’s Party||Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku||Kofi Asamoah-Siaw|
|National Democratic Party||Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings||Peter Tennyson Asamoah|
|Independent||Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker||Jacob Osei Yeboah|
How To Livestreaming 2020 Election In Ghana
Kindly watch live stream of the 2020 General Election in Ghana online.
Who will Win 2020 election in Ghana
Candidate who will emerge winner with over 50 percent of valid votes shall become President of Ghana on January 7, 2021 — whereby will be swearing according to the constitution.
Security agencies together with the Commission will ensure there is peace across all the 38,622 polling stations for the Presidential and Parliamentary general election on 7th December 2020.
All Ghanaians to cast their vote are urged to be agents of peace while exercising their civic responsibility.
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