Process for Results Declaration

  1. Party agents are invited by the presiding officer for the opening of the seal.
  2. The papers are brought out of the boxes and sorted out for each candidate.
  3. The sorting out goes on with checking of the validity of the ballot papers if they were well cast.
  4. Papers that were not well cast are rejected by the presiding officer in agreement with the party agents.
  5. The presiding officer makes a tally of votes of each candidate at the polling station
  6. The party agents are made to sign on the tally sheets and given a copy. The presiding office takes the original copy to the constituency centre
  7. All results from the various polling stations in a constituency are tallied at the constituency centre
  8. The results tallied at the constituency centre are declared as the constituency results
  9. For the Parliamentary elections, the returning officer at the constituency centre declares the winner as the Member of Parliament elect for that constituency
  10. For the presidential Elections, the returning officer is the Chairman of the electoral commission.
  11. Constituency results signed by party agents from the various constituency centres in the country are faxed to the electoral commission strong room in Accra
  12. Party agents in the strong room are given copies of the faxed results and the copy sent to the Chairman of the EC
  13. The party agents in the strong room cross check with their agents in the various constituencies.
  14. After the checks, the agents sign the results and it is sent to the Chairman of the EC who certifies it and declares the results
  15. Votes from all the constituencies are tallied for the declaration of the presidential results.
  16. Winner of the Presidential elections must have more than 50% of the total votes cast.


Ballot box