Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana
Topics: Voter Registration, Boundary Delimitation/Districting
Keywords: international observers, election monitoring, electoral commission, voter registration, Ghana
Interviewer(s): Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: Ghana
Location: University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Date: Wed Aug 13 2008
Emmanuel Debrah discusses the successes and challenges of the electoral process in Ghana. He focuses on the role of the electoral commission in planning, implementing and monitoring elections and details that process. Debrah explains the successes and challenges of voter registration in a country with limited records of birth or citizenship. He also discusses the role of political parties in cooperating with the electoral commission, the relationship between the electoral commission and the government, and the monitoring and observation procedures for local and international observers. Finally, Debrah touches on financial accountability structures for election officials, border demarcation issues and anti-fraud measures.
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Emmanuel Debrah Interview
At the time of this interview, Emmanuel Debrah was a senior lecturer in the department of political science at the University of Ghana in Accra. He performed numerous studies of elections in Ghana, particularly on the role of the Electoral Commission. Debrah received his doctorate in political science from the University of Ghana.