Emmanuel Debrah

Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science
University of Ghana
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Critical Tasks: 
Voter registration
Boundary delimitation/districting
Interviewers: 
Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: 
Ghana
Town/City: 
Accra
Country: 
Ghana
Date of Interview: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Abstract 

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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Profile: 

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. 

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Ghanaian
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Keywords 
Ghana
Voter Registration
electoral commission
election monitoring
international observers