The Yellow and Brown colors denote YES and NO respectively on the ballot paper
The Electoral Commission (EC) has selected Yellow and Brown colors to denote YES and NO respectively on the ballot paper for the December 27 referendum on the creation of six new regions - Ahafo, Bono East, Western North, North East, Savannah, and Oti regions.
A statement signed by Mrs Jean Mensa, the EC Chairperson, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said YES was for those in favour of the creation of a new region, and NO for those not in favour.
It said all eligible voters within each of the above mentioned areas, who intend to approve of the Creation of the new region were required to thumbprint beside the colour Yellow on the corresponding thumbprint space on each ballot paper, whiles those who disapprove of the creation of a region should thumbprint at the thumbprint space beside the colour, Brown.
It said the sample ballot paper, which was attached to this statement, represents the true depiction of the colours of the issues to be voted upon in the referendum.
"The public, especially voters and voter educators on the referendum processes are kindly requested to take note of this information and duly observe them in the events leading to the referendum," the statement said.
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