The Electoral Commission of Ghana has provided a summary of the results of the referendum held to decide on the creation of six new regions.
According to the summary provided by the EC on December 28 in Accra, the requirements – 50% of registered voters voting and 80% of the valid voters voting yes – which makes the results valid was met in all the regions.
Comparatively, the highest turnout of registered voters was recorded in the Ahafo referendum where 90.41% of registered voters participated in the polls which translates to 277,663 out of 307,108 persons.
The lowest turnout of registered voters (77.69%) was recorded in the Western North referendum where out of a total of 502,185 registered voters only 390,128 took part in the polls.
The NO vote was unable to garner 1% of the valid votes cast in the respective regions with Oti recording the highest percentage – 0.89% while Ahafo (99.68%) edged North East (99.67%) with the highest percentage of YES votes.
|NO||REGION NAME||REGISTERED VOTERS||VOTES CAST||THRESHOLD GREATER OR EQUAL TO 50% FOR VOTES CAST||INDICAToR 1 (FOR 50%)||YES||YES%||NO||NO%||REJ||REJ%||THRESHOLD GREATER OR EQUAL TO80% FOR YES||INDICAToR 2 (FOR 80%)|