Dec. 27, 2018 Held


Republic of Ghana



Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,855,458
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Referendum Vote Share

Do you approve of the new districts?




Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this referendum:

  • The creation of six additional regions in Ghana

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President John Dramani MAHAMA (since 24 July 2012)
  • Head of Government: President John Dramani MAHAMA (since 24 July 2012)
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament composed of 275 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Electoral Requirements:

  • For this referendum to pass in a region, 50 percent of registered voters in a region must participate and 80 percent of participating voters in the region must vote in favor of the referendum.

About the referendum:

  • This referendum would create six new territories in Ghana: the Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti, North East, and Savannah.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 29,463,643 (2018 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 15,712,499 (2016)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 14,775,076 (2018 est.)
  • Is Ghana a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Ghana ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 January 1985)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 35 (12.7%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 140 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Ghana a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Ghana ratified CRPD: Yes (31 July 2012)
  • Population with a disability: 3,949,147 (2018 est.)
Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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