EC releases guidelines for referendum for New Regions slated for December 27


The Electoral Commission (EC), has issued a statement conforming that the referendum for the creation of the new regions is December 27, 2018.

A statement issued and signed by the Commissioner Mrs Jean Mensa admonished all residents where the referendum will take place to take note and abide by the guidelines.

The statement said: ‘’The official colours that represent the issues to be determined are YELLOW for “YES” and BROWN for “NO”.


‘’All eligible voters within each of the above mentioned areas who intend to approve of the creation of the new region are required to thumbprint beside the colour, YELLOW on the corresponding thumbprint space on each ballot paper, whiles those who disapprove of the creation of a region should thumbprint at the thumbprint space beside the colour, BROWN,’’ the statement added.

Read Below the full statement

The Electoral Commission announces for the information of the general public that following the receipt of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on the creation of new regions from the President of the Republic of Ghana and acting in accordance with the
recommendations;

1. The Electoral Commission has fixed THURSDAY, 27TH DECEMBER, 2018, for the referendum on the creation of the proposed regions, namely AHAFO, BONO EAST, SAVANNAH, NORTH EAST,OTI, and WESTERN NORTH.
2. YESis for those in favour of the creation of a new region, and NO for those not in favour.
3. The official colours that represent the issues to be determined are YELLOW for “YES” and
BROWN for “NO”.


All eligible voters within each of the above mentioned areas who intend to approve of the
creation of the new region are required to thumbprint beside the colour, YELLOW on the
corresponding thumbprint space on each ballot paper, whiles those who disapprove of the
creation of a region should thumbprint at the thumbprint space beside the colour, BROWN.
4. The sample ballot paper which is attached to this statement represents the true depiction of
the colours of the issues to be voted upon in the referendum.
The public, especially voters and voter educators on the referendum processes are kindly
requested to take note of this information and duly observe them in the events leading to the
referendum
Thank you.

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