Ballot papers sorting and counting has begun in some of the 28, 992 polling stations nationwide after voting closed at 5pm. 15, 712, 499 registered voters were expected to troop to the polls at 7 am today Wednesday 7th December to exercise their franchise.
The counting process began minutes after polls closed for areas where there were no electorates in queue at the polling stations. After the counting is done at the polling stations, the figures will be recorded on the ‘pink’ sheets to be taken to the constituency collation centres for collation and eventual declaration of results.
Aside the 275 constituencies been contested for by the 1,158 parliamentary candidates, seven candidates including the incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the presidential candidate of the largest opposition party, New Patriotic Party(NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will contest the presidential polls, as well as flag bearers of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Mahama, the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and Jacob Osei Yeboah the only independent candidate in the race.