Ghana Presidential Elections Results 2016 Live Updates

Last Modified: December 9, 2016 at 10:27 am

Ghana Presidential Elections 2016 Results Live Updates

Ghanaian Presidential election Schedule 2016

General elections held in Ghana on 7 Dec 2016 to elect a President and Members of Parliament

Ghanaian Presidential election Results 2016 Live

Counting started immediately after polls shut at 5 p.m. (1700 GMT), but with around 29,000 polling stations, official results from the country's 275 constituencies across 10 regions are not expected until Thursday.Mrs Charlotte Osei, will declare the final result

Read More: Detailed Parliamentary Election Results Here

Read More: Detailed Presidential Election Results Here

Read More: Detailed Election Results By Constituency

Read More: Detailed Election Results By Region

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

Final Results Tally – NPP is ahead in Presidential and Parliamentary Results

Ghana Presidential Election Results and Vote Count ( 145 / 275 Constituencies counted till now)

Nana Akufo-Addo NPP 55.20%
John Dramani Mahama NDC 43.03%

Ghana Parliamentary Election Results 2016   


Title Party Seats Percentage
New Patriotic Party NPP 36 59.02%
National Democratic Congress NDC 25 40.98%

Ghana Parliamentary Election Results and Vote Count by Region  

Region NPP NDC
Ashanti 78.31% 21.69%
Brong Ahafo 55.04% 44.96%
Central 53.69% 46.31%
Eastern 67.31% 32.69%
Greater Accra 51.69% 48.31%
Northern 44.91% 55.09%
Upper East 35.06% 64.94%
Upper West 36.71% 63.29%
Volta 12.08% 87.92%
Western 60.22% 39.78%


Provisional results: Alban Bagbin, Oppong-Nkrumah and Afenyo Markin win

  1. Vote counting is ongoing and later results will be transferred to Collation Centres for collation.
  2. From NPP Centre: 17,559 polling station results, 60.68%, with 11,508 remaining (39.33%).
  3. Nana Akufo-Addo has 55.70%, representing 3,589,131 votes.
  4. John Mahama has 2,762,548, or 42.68%.
  5. NPP is winning New Juaben South 13413 NDC 6607
  6. Ayawaso North. Presidential Provisional 89 OUT OF 90 NDC – 22, 023 NPP – 14, 747
  7. Savelegu 61 OUT OF 95 Polling Stations  Provisional NDC 7059 NPP 6268
  8. Provisional results from Asawase John Dramani Mahama leads with 2602 votes Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has 1,892 votes
  9. Tamale Central prisons counting started @JDMahama – 44 votes against Nana Addo – 31 votes 
  10. Pres. Provisional Results: Kwahu Mpreaso Presby Primary B NPP– 243 NDC- 53 NDP- 0
  11. #C110812. 756 Registered. 533 Voted. Presidential. CPP-3. NDP-1. NDC-336. PPP-5. NPP-185

Live Updates: Ghana general election 2016 

  1. If you're in the queue by 5pm, you can still vote.
  2. The two Nanas vote in Ghanaian electionOne is a man, the other a woman.
  3. A run-off will be held  if neither of the 2 main candidates secures more than 50% of the votes
  4. Polling  till 17:00 GMT results within 3 days among the 7 candidates in the presidential race.
  5. First Lady Lordina Mahama casts her vote.
  6. The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo Addo casting his ballot
  7. Long 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.
  8. Vice President, @KBAmissahArthur to vote at midday at Accra High School polling station.
  9. 392 prisoners are expected to cast their ballots.
  10. Opposition chief to cast his vote. President also expected in his constituency to vote.
  11. LA Olympia C polling station(La Dadekotopon Constituency). 580 people will vote here.
  12. Voting begins at Akumajay Polling station ( Odododiodio Constituency). 769 voters.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Voting started on December 7 at 0700 GMT.
  16. 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.
  17. 148,000 election officials deployed and 64,000 security personnel stationed .
  18. Ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of a polling station, ban on use of mortorbikes within 400 metres of a polling station.
  19. Also, bags, purses, pens, mobile phones, food and drinks are disallowed
  20. Over 400 foreign observers and over 12,000 local observers will actively monitor the process.
  21. 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. 
  22. 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

Ghana Elections Regions map

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 

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Social media initiative like #GhanaDecides will track live election updates.
  4. On average 66% of citizens in Ghana have voted in elections since independence and new technologies are expected to  increase this figure.
  5. 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.

Poll source Date Mahama Akufo-Addo
Ben Ephson 28-Nov-16 52.40% 45.90%
Ben Ephson Oct-16 50.80% 47.50%

Ghana Elections Results by Constituency by region


PPP – 344
Rejected – 171

2:12 – Certified Results:
Savelugu Constituency – 61 out of 95 stations

CPP – 88
NDC – 14,442
NDP – 54
PPP – 263
NPP – 8,114
PNC – 111

2:10 – Certified Results:
Saboba Constituency – 15 out of 64 stations.

NDC – 2,863
NPP – 2,935

2:09 – Certified Results:
Tain Constituency – 14 out of 123 stations.

NDC – 1,416
NPP – 2,081
CPP – 5


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