The Electoral Commission of Ghana recently conducted a 20-day voter registration exercise across the country's 16 regions. The data reveals fascinating insights into regional voter participation and the effectiveness of the registration process. This article dives deep into these numbers to provide a comprehensive understanding of voter registration trends in Ghana.
Ashanti Region leads in total voter registrations.
Day 14 witnessed the highest number of new voter registrations.
Greater Accra and Ashanti regions consistently show high voter turnout.
Lower turnout observed in regions like Ahafo, North East, and Savannah.
Basic Statistics: A Quick Glance
The average number of new voters registered started at approximately 1,449 on Day 1 and saw an increase to around 4,972 by Day 5. The numbers fluctuated throughout the period, with the highest number of voters (54,809) being registered on Day 14 and the lowest (12,317) on Day 1. Notably, the Ashanti Region led in total voter registrations, with a whopping 139,488 new voters.
Regional Highlights: The Highs and Lows
When we break down the numbers by region, the Ashanti Region stands out with the highest total registrations of 139,488 voters. On the flip side, the Ahafo Region registered the lowest number of voters, totaling just 21,017. The overall voter registration across all regions was an impressive 852,715.
Daily Extremes: Peaks and Troughs
Day 14 was the star of the show with the highest number of voter registrations (54,809) across all regions. Contrarily, Day 1 started slow, with the lowest number of registrations, which were 12,317.
The 20-day voter registration data offers valuable insights for electoral planning and resource allocation. With regions like Ashanti and Greater Accra showing robust numbers, it's evident that voter awareness and participation are high in these areas. On the other hand, regions like Ahafo, North East, and Savannah might require targeted interventions to boost voter registrations.
Understanding these trends is crucial for enhancing the electoral process and ensuring that every eligible citizen is empowered to vote.