Ghana Presidential Elections Results 2016 Live By Region by Candidates Votes Polled
Ghanaian Presidential election Schedule 2016
General elections to be held in Ghana on 7 December 2016 to elect a President and Members of Parliament.
Ghanaian Presidential election Results 2016
Read More: Detailed Election Results By Constituency
|Get Ghana Election Results By Region Constituency Live|
|Western Region||Greater Accra Region|
|Volta Region||Eastern Region|
|Upper West Region||Central Region|
|Upper East Region||Brong Ahafo Region|
|Northern Region||Ashanti Region|
Results and Vote Count ( 227+ / 275 Constituencies counted)
Nana Akufo-Addo NPP
|John Dramani Mahama NDC|
|Joy FM||53.41 %||44.77%|
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Ghana Parliamentary Election Results 2016
196 seats declared till now of 275
|New Patriotic Party||NPP||125||59.02%|
|National Democratic Congress||NDC||71||40.98%|
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- Vote counting is ongoing and later results will be transferred to Collation Centres for collation.
- Ghana Presidential Election Results would be announed within 3 days of voting.
- If no candidate gets more than 50% votes then re-election will take place.
- Ghana Presidential Elections Results 2016 Live By Region by Candidates
Live Updates: Ghana general election 2016
- First Lady Lordina Mahama casts her vote.The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo Addo casting his ballot
- Queues at voting stations in Ghana as President John Mahama ran for a second and final term against a backdrop of an economy that has slowed sharply since he took power.
@KBAmissahArthur to vote at midday at Accra High School polling station.
- 392 prisoners are expected to cast their ballots.
- Opposition chief to cast his vote. President also expected in his constituency to vote.
- LA Olympia C polling station(La Dadekotopon Constituency). 580 people will vote here.
- Voting begins at Akumajay Polling station ( Odododiodio Constituency). 769 voters.
- 7 Presidential Candidates: John Dramani Mahama – NDC, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo – NPP, Dr Paa Kwesi Ndoum – PPP,Ivor Kobina Greenstreet – CPP, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings – NDP, Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama – PNC and Jacob Osei Yeboah – Independent Candidate.
- The voting trend in the Brong Ahafo Region, Central Region, Greater Accra Region and Western Region indicates voters here hold the key to victory for any political party.
- Voting started on December 7 at 0700 GMT.
- 15,712,499 registered voters are expected to vote for seven presidential candidates and 1,158 parliamentary candidates at 28,992 polling stations nationwide on Wednesday.
148,000 election officials deployed and 64,000 security personnel stationed .
- Ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of a polling station, ban on use of mortorbikes within 400 metres of a polling station.
- Also, bags, purses, pens, mobile phones, food and drinks are disallowed
- Over 400 foreign observers and over 12,000 local observers will actively monitor the process.
- If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote Wednesday, then the two leading candidates will go forward to a runoff election on Dec. 28.
- Ghanaians will also be casting their vote to decide who will take up the parliament’s 275 seats.Ben Ephson's opinion polls indicate that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the majority of the 275 seats.
Facts & Figures
|Voting population 15,712,499|
|28,992 Polling Stations|
|275 Constituency Collation Centres|
|1 National Collation Centre|
|7 Presidential candidates (1 Female)|
|1,158 Parliamentary candidates (136 Females)|
Ghanaian Presidential election Details 2016
- The president is elected using the two-round system, whilst the 275 members of Parliament will be elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.
- Eligible voters must be Ghanaian citizens who are at least 18 years old, although those declared insane are disenfranchised. Parliamentary candidates must be Ghanaian citizens at least 21 years old, and either be resident in their constituency or have lived there for at least five of the ten years prior to the election
Social media initiative like #GhanaDecides will track live election updates.
- On average 66% of citizens in Ghana have voted in elections since independence and new technologies are expected to increase this figure.
- Citizens can also check their registration details by SMS using a shortcode established by Ghana's Electoral Commission.
Ghana Elections Opinion Poll
According to the latest Opinion Poll Mahama's National Democratic Congress is ahead of New Patriotic Party.