Albert Kofi Arhin

Director of Operations
Electoral Commission of Ghana
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Critical Tasks: 
Boundary delimitation/districting
Election schedules
Election security
Voter registration
Interviewers: 
Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: 
Ghana
Town/City: 
Accra
Country: 
Ghana
Date of Interview: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Abstract 

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.    

Case Study:  Keeping the Peace in a Tense Election: Ghana, 2008

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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.  

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Ghana
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Keywords 
election security
election schedules
Election Management Body
districting
media relations
monitoring
recruitment
registration audit
Staff Performance
training
voter education
voter fraud
Voter Registration