Albert Kofi Arhin
Director of Operations, Electoral Commission of Ghana
Focus: Reducing Divisive Effects of Competition, Elections
Topics: Voter Registration, Election Security, Election Schedules, Boundary Delimitation/Districting
Keywords: election security, Election Schedules, election management body, districting, boundary delimitation, media relations, monitoring, recruitment, registration audit, staff performance, training, voter education, voter fraud, voter registration
Interviewer(s): Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: Ghana
Location: Accra, Ghana
Date: Tue Aug 19 2008
Albert Kofi Arhin discusses the biggest challenges of conducting elections in Ghana. He details the process of drawing up a timetable for the elections. He explains the issues surrounding elections funding and the steps Ghana is taking to make them more affordable. Arhin also discusses staff recruiting and training, elections monitoring, boundary delimitation, and voter registration. He then focuses on fraud prevention, both in the registration process and during the elections themselves, and security issues. Arhin also touches on the Electoral Commission’s relationship with the media, discusses voter education, and offers advice for other countries conducting difficult elections.
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At the time of this interview, Albert Kofi Arhin was the director of operations for the Electoral Commission of Ghana, a position he had held since 1998.