Election 2020: Deputy Chief of Staff calls for serious voter education

Deputy Chief of Staff; Francis Assenso-Boakye

The Deputy Chief of Staff Mr. Francis Assenso-Boakye has called for a Serious voter education ahead of the 7th December 2020 polls.

According to him, serious voter education is needed at this stage to avert the number of spoilt ballots we get in each election.

Available statistics has it that rejected ballot papers amount to 3 percent of the total vote cast in the country, which means, rejected ballots constitute the third force in the country.

In 1992 the country recorded 149,813 rejected ballots, there were 111,108 in 1996 and 119,372 in 2000, before the figure surged to 188,123 in 2004.

Rejected ballots shot up to 205,843, during the 2008 general elections with the figure going up again to 243,280 in 2012, before reducing marginally to 167,349 in 2016.

It is against this backdrop, that, the NPP parliamentary candidate for Bantama constituency Mr. Francis Assenso-Boakye is calling on all meaning Ghanaians to start educating voters on the need to avoid voting wrongfully.

He is therefore educating first-time voters and aged in his constituency. Mr. Asenso-Boakye said, every vote counts and there is the need to protect it, by ensuring that, there won’t be any spoilt ballot papers in the Bantama constituency.

He urged the electorates to give Nana Addo and the NPP a resounding victory projecting 95 percent votes cast for the party at the end of the Polls.

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