Results from the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020, via the renowned market research firm MSI-ACI, has found the majority of respondents in support of allowing all Ghanaians in the Diaspora to be allowed to register and vote in the 2020 general elections.
Out of the research sample of 2,055, more than half, which is (55%) of the respondents wanted all Ghanaians in the diaspora to vote despite the Electoral Commission’s reservations over challenges caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nearly a third of Ghanaian adult voters (29%) did not agree that Ghanaians living abroad should be allowed to vote in the elections, while the rest (16%) of them, had no stance at all.
Across all the regions of Ghana, it is generally believed that Ghanaians living abroad should be allowed to register to vote in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections. More than half of respondents across Western, Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions are of the opinion that Ghanaians living abroad should be allowed to vote.
What do you think, do you think our brothers and sisters living in the Diaspora should be allowed to register and vote aside the global pandemic? Let me know in the comment box.