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CONFIRMED: Results of the 2018 Referendum on new regions

BY: Kweku Zurek
EC Chairperson Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa addressing the press conference on Friday
EC Chairperson Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa addressing the press conference on Friday

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.

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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. 

See the entire national summary below;

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%)
1 WESTERN NORTH 502,185 390,128 77.69% PASS 388,235 99.51% 942 0.24% 951 0.24% 99.51% PASS
2 OTI 366,481 323,708 88.33% PASS 319,296 98.64% 2,878 0.89% 1,534 0.47% 98.64% PASS
3 AHAFO 307,108 277,663 90.41% PASS 276,763 99.68% 675 0.24% 225 0.08% 99.68% PASS
4 BONO EAST 525,275 450,812 85.82% PASS 448,545 99.50% 1,384 0.31% 883 0.20% 99.50% PASS
5 SAVANNAH 253,566 207,343 81.77% PASS 206,350 99.52% 647 0.31% 346 0.17% 99.52% PASS
6 NORTH EAST 254,243 205,804 80.95% PASS 205,121 99.67% 447 0.22% 236 0.11% 99.67% PASS