Many Ghanaians favour new voters' register for 2020 polls – UG survey

Voters Register Awutu File photo

Wed, 5 Feb 2020 Source: starrfm.com.gh

A survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has suggested that six out of 10 Ghanaians are in favour of new voters' register for the 2020 elections.

According to the department, many of the respondents believe a new register will ensure the credibility of the polls.

According to the report, 27,500 were interviewed across the 16 regions.

The survey comes in the wake of the standoff between some political parties and the electoral commission over attempt by the commission to create a new register

The reasons given by the respondent for a new register are as follows:

1. To remove deceased names

2. To detect foreign names

3. To get a credible register

In the Volta Region, 1,800 were polled 54% were for yes 45% were for no while Ashanti Region 4,707 were polled 74.2% were for yes 25% were for no.

The margin of error for the entire exercise was 1%.

Source: starrfm.com.gh
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