After months of political activities, the day has come for electorates to decide who their next President and Members of Parliament will be.

The general elections are being held in all 275 constituencies across the country.

Voters at various polling stations are already in long queues awaiting their turns to exercise their franchise.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that they expect a total of 17,027,641 valid voters today.

They also cautioned Ghanaians to wear their facemasks and adhere to all Covid-19 safety protocols at the centres.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has assured the public of outmost security throughout the process.

Stay with myjoyonline for live updates and extensive coverage on the entire process.

Polling stations have opened in Ghana as voters elect a new president and 275 members of parliament.

President Nana Akufo Addo is seeking re-election for a second term and faces a challenge from former President John Mahama.

This is Ghana’s eighth election since the return of multiparty democracy in 1992.

Polls opened at 07:00 local time and are expected to close at 17:00. More than 17 million Ghanaians are eligible to vote in the elections

Covid-19 protocols are expected to be strictly enforced. Those not wearing face masks will not be allowed to vote. People have also been advised to return home after casting their ballots

Ghana has had five presidents since 1992 and three hand-overs of power. It is considered as one of the most democratic countries in West Africa.

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