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Voter Registration Update: Ashanti Region Takes the Lead with 44,232 Registered Voters

The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided a detailed breakdown of the limited voter registration process, revealing that the Ashanti Region is leading with 17.6% of the total registered voters.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has provided a detailed breakdown of the limited voter registration process, revealing that the Ashanti Region is leading with 17.6% of the total registered voters.

This was announced during the EC’s “Let the Citizens Know” press conference held on May 13, 2024. 

According to the EC, the Greater Accra Region follows closely with 13.5%, while the Central Region comes third with 11.1%; Savannah and Ahafo are the least with 2.1% and 2.5% respectively. These figures are based on the compilation of data from all 16 regions of the country.

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“At the end of Day Six of the Registration Exercise, the following are the figures for each region:

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Greater Accra 33,899 represents 13.5%. North East 6,928 represents 2.8%. Upper East 10,646 represents 4.2%. Northern 19,491 represents 7.8%. Bono 8,972 represents 3.6%. Bono East 9,681 represents 3.9%. Volta 12,190 representing 4.9%. Upper West 8,474 represents 3.4%. Eastern 25,625 represents 10.2% Central 27,984 represents 11.1% and Ahafo 6,273 represents 2.5%.

The rest include Ashanti 44,232 representing 17.6%. Western North 9,134 representing 3.6%. Oti 7,259 representing 2.9%. Savannah 5,261 representing 2.1%. Western 15,100 representing 6.0% with a national total of 251,149 registered voters,” Dr. Bossman Asare the Deputy Electoral Commissioner said. 

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Also, as of Day Six, the number of females constitutes 135,898 which is 54.11% and males 115,251 representing 45.89%.

“First-time Voters (those between the ages of 18 and 21) constitute the majority of registered voters in all the 16 regions. Nationally, they represent 88.02% (that is 221,066) of the total number of registered voters so far.  

“We have registered 382 persons with disabilities. These are the regional distribution of the registration of PWDs: Greater Accra 33, North East 13, Upper East 19, Northern25, Bono 108, Bono East 13, Volta 14, Upper West11, Eastern 20, Central 37, Ahafo4, Ashanti27, Western North  9, Oti 20, Savannah6, Western21, and the total is 382,” Dr. Bossman said. 

Dr. Bossman Asare attributed the success of the registration process to the hard work and dedication of the EC’s staff, as well as the cooperation of the general public. He also acknowledged the challenges faced during the exercise, including technical issues and attempts by some individuals to bus people and register minors.

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