In Ghana, the presidential election is held every four years to elect the President who is the head of state and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces through Majoritarian System (Two-Round System).
Ghana’s parliamentary election is a single-member constituency election held every four years to elect representatives to the National Assembly (Parliament). Members are elected using the First Past The Post (FPTP) system.
Currently, the presidential and parliamentary elections are held on the same day.
- Local Government Elections
Local government elections consist of District Assembly and Unit Committee elections. All local government elections shall be held at least six months before or after parliamentary elections
- District Assembly Elections
District Assembly elections are held every four years to elect electoral area representatives to the District Assemblies.
2. Unit Committee Elections
Unit committee is the lowest level of the Ghana’s local government structure. Election of Unit Committee members is held every four years to elect representatives to the Units.
Referendums allow people to express their opinion and vote for or against the proposed issue or amendment to the Constitution.