Assessment of Voter Education on Electoral Processes in the New Juaben Municipality

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The study assessed voter education on electoral processes in New Juaben municipality by determining factors contributing to delays in voter education, analyzed voters perception on effectiveness of voter education and the strategies of promoting voter education. These were carried out against the background that voter education normally delays and do not achieve it intended purpose. The descriptive research design was used by adopting the quantitative method of data collection and analysis. Data was collected from 370 voters using questionnaire. The communities were divided into 52 clusters and then simple random sampling technique was employed to select five communities out of the 52 clusters in the new Juaben Municipality. Another simple random sampling method was used to select two enumeration areas from two communities. Samples were drawn proportionally from the two enumeration areas to form the sample size for the study. Data collected were presented by means of tables and analyzed using percentages. The main factors contributing to delays in voter education are improper planning and late release of funds. A recommendation made was for the management of Electoral Commission to plan properly for the electoral processes and to ensure that each plan process is supported by a budgetary provision.
A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of COMMONWEALTH EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,