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The Electoral Commission is one of the governance institutions provided under the 1992 constitution. The Commission was established by the Electoral Commission Act (Act 451) of 1993. It was set up purposely to manage the conduct of all public elections and Referenda, to handle all matters directly related to the conduct of elections in the country. It is made up of 7 members – a Chairman, 2 Deputy Chairmen, and 4 other members.

The Commission

INDEPENDENCE OF THE COMMISSION

Article 46 of the 1992 constitution provides that” in the performance of its functions, the Electoral Commission shall not be subject to the control or direction of any authority” except as provided in the constitution or any other law not inconsistent with the constitution.

The Chairman and the two Deputy Chairmen have permanent tenure of office and enjoy the same conditions of service as justices of the Superior Courts.

The Electoral Commission has the power to appoint its officers and other employees by acting in consultation with the Public Service Commission.

The administrative expenses of the Electoral Commission, including salaries, allowances and pensions are chargeable to the Consolidated Fund.

The Commissioners

Mrs. Jean Mensa

CHAIRMAN

Mrs. Jean Mensa is the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. She is a Barrister at Law and a leader of thought in Ghana on governance and democratic issues. She is experienced in economic and political policy development in Ghana and a longtime champion for equity and the rule of law.

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Dr. Bossman Eric Asare

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN CORPORATE SERVICES

Dr. Bossman Eric Asare  was the Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon.

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs from Ohio University, and also has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science from West Virginia University.

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Mr. Samuel Tettey

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OPERATIONS 

Mr. Samuel Tettey was the Director, Electoral Services (Elections) at the Electoral Commission, a position he held since January 2014.

He has held several positions in the Electoral Commission, including District Electoral Officer in the Awutu/Effutu/Senya District, and Central Regional Director of the EC, a position he held from 2005 to 2011.

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Mr. Ebenezer Aggrey-Fynn

COMMISSION MEMBER

Mr. Ebenezer Aggrey-Fynn Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Political science and a Post Graduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing option, from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has solid and rich experience in marketing consultancy and social work.

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Mrs. Hajia Sa-Adatu Maida 

COMMISSION MEMBER

Mrs. Hajia Sa-Adatu Maida has a Teachers Certificate ‘A’ from Bolgatanga Women’s Training College in September 1978. She graduated from the University of Education, Wineba and obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree in August, 1999.

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Mrs. Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo

COMMISSION MEMBER

Mrs. Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo is a Lawyer by profession, having graduated from the University of Westminster in London, UK in the year 1999 with a Company Law award for that year.

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Ms. Adwoa Asuama Abrefa

COMMISSION MEMBER

Ms. Adwoa Asuama Abrefa is a corporate legal practitioner, with specialisation in land/property acquisitions, corporate law, and corporate governance. She is currently the General Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs, at Cirrus Oil Services Limited, and holds an LLM Master of Laws

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