Many Ghanaians favour new register for 2020 polls – UG survey

    People cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tesano, Accra, Ghana, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. About 225 polling stations reopened Saturday for an impromptu second day of voting after there were technical breakdowns on the first day of voting, Ghana voting officials announced. Some voters waited in line all day Friday and then returned to vote on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gabriela Barnuevo)

    A survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has suggested that six out of 10 Ghanaians are in favour of new voters register for the 2020 elections.

    According to the department, many of the respondents believe a new register will ensure the credibility of the polls.

    According to the report, 27,500 were interviewed across the 16 regions.

    The survey comes in the wake of the standoff between some political parties and the electoral commission over attempt by the commission to create a new register

    Below is a breakdown of the statistics

    The reason given by the respondent for w new register are as follows:

    1. To remove deceased names
    2. To detect foreign names
    3. To get a credible register

    Randomly, let me pick two only two regions results:

    In the Volta region
    1800were polled
    54% were for yes
    45% were for no

    Ashanti Region
    4707 were polled
    74.2% were for yes
    25% were for no

    Margin of error for the entire exercise was 1%