Voter Validation is an exercise aimed at cleaning up the voter register, and is considered to be the only feasible solution at this stage, as a lesser alternative to compiling a whole new register.  The Electoral Commission’s Panel of Experts, the team tasked with making recommendations to Mrs Charlotte Osei and the EC leadership on how to get a credible register for 2016, has told the EC to carry out Validation, because it is at the moment the most viable option for a credible election.

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Pro –opposition Think Tank, the Danquah Institute says the Electoral Commission (EC’s) decision to use de-duplication processes to rid the voters register of multiple registration will do very little to make the current voters register credible.

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In recent months, political parties in Ghana including the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People’s Party, religious groups, the media and civil society groups such as the Let My Vote Count Alliance have made the case for urgent and honest electoral reform in the lead up to the November 2016 elections.

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In recent months, political parties including the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and civil society groups such as the Let My Vote Count Alliance have made the case for urgent electoral reform in the lead up to the November 2016 elections.

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Immigration officers demonstrate over special voting
Some Immigration officers at Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Bono Ahafo Region are angry with the Electoral Commission (EC) for refusing to allow them to vote in Tuesday's special voting exercise. The EC is currently conducting a nationwide special vote for security personnel and EC staff who will be working on Election Day, December 7.
Danquah Institute Fellow Appointed Campaign Manager
A fellow of the Danquah Institute and political strategist, Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko, 54, has been appointed the Campaign Manager to the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo. Boakye Agyarko, who served as a senior campaign aide to Nana Addo in the 2008 presidential election, is noted for his organisational acumen and knowledge of the NPP, both ideologically and on the ground. He coordinated the campaign efforts of Nana Addo and others in 2009 to expand significantly the party’s Electoral College to include all polling station executives.
May 2012 Synovate Opinion Poll
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Written Address of Counsel for Petitioners
On the 7th and 8th days of December, 2012, Ghana held its presidential and parliamentary elections. The presidential election was contested by seven (7) candidates who were sponsored by political parties and one (1) other who contested as an independent candidate. The 1st petitioner was the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The elections were originally fixed for 7th December, 2012. Polls in certain polling stations were adjourned to 8th December, 2012, owing to the alleged failure of the biometric verification devices (BVD).
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Brief Report On The Presidential Election Petition In Ghana
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