Every Citizen of Ghana from the age of 18 years, who is of sound mind has the right to vote and is entitled to be registered as a voter for the purposes of public elections and referenda.
The 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections will be held on 7 December 2016.
We vote at Polling Stations which are set up around the country. There are currently 28,992 polling stations in the country. Voters are assigned to these polling stations permanently.
You will vote in the same place as you registered.
Click on the links below to find polling stations in your region.
Voting is a simple process. Here are some important things you should know.
Bring your voter registration card with you to the polling station. Join the queue and ensure that you wait your turn.
A polling assistant will check your voter registration card in their reference list
A verification offers will verify your identity as a registered voter with the verification machine
You will be issued with a Presidential Ballot Paper. Please check that there are no marks on it, and that it has a proper validating stamp on it. The ballot paper contains a list of candidates running for election.
Make your way to the Voting Booth – this will be behind a voting privacy screen.
Mark your ballot with your thumbprint beside the name of the candidate of your choice
Return to the election official and place your ballot in the Presidential Ballot Box. Make sure you put your ballot in the correct box!
Proceed to the next Polling Assistant who will give you a Parliamentary Ballot Paper. This is to vote for the Parliamentarians of your choice.
Go to the Parliamentary Voting Booth and again mark your thumbprint next to your chosen MP
Place your ballot in the Parliamentary Voting Box. Make sure you place your ballot in the right box!
You can now leave the Polling Station, and may return at 5pm for the count.