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ELECTION 2017 – THE PACESETTERS

REPORTS ON THE 2017 SCHOOL ELECTION

Every year, leadership roles are handed over from competent prefects to equally competent candidates. This year was no different at the St. Louis Senior High School when the General Election was conducted to select individuals to take up the various prefectorial positions.

This year’s one was an improved version of the previous one. New screens were brought to the school from the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

The whole process started at 8:30am and ended at 2:30pm.

The Chairperson, Madam Gladys Owusu Agyemang, the Secretary, Mr. Robert Amuzu took the student through the electoral process.
STUDENTS WAITING FOR THEIR TURN TO CAST THEIR VOTES
Students waited patiently to exercise their franchise. The whole process was peaceful and credible
PRESIDING OFFICER WITH POLLING ASSISTANTS

Sample Ballot Papers

ballot Papers
Electoral Observers who were there expressed their happiness for the school taking students through this electoral process over the past eight years.

casting of votes

Students conducted themselves very well. They formed queues and waited patiently for their turn.

Ten Presiding Officers (All staff members who have been presiding officer for General Election were selected) were at post at each of the Ten Polling Stations.

Each candidate provided two polling agent to each polling station.

A coalition centre was created and each candidate provided an agent there.

COUNTING OF BALLOTS
Mr. Robert Amuzu expressed his gratitude to the staff of  Department of ICT  for printing ballot papers to meet the standard one. The day was a holiday for students but almost all the Staff members were present to help in the process.
EC ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS

After the process, the votes were counted and the results declared at 4:10pm by the electoral committee.

Amidst joys, happiness, disappointments and pains, it was later agreed that the deserving students carried the day.

DECLARATION OF RESULTS

Students were happy to elect their new prefects STUDENTS IN JUBILATION
The results were declared and accepted by all candidates since they all witnessed such a transparent electoral process

The Newly Elected School Prefects were introduced to the Headmistress, Mrs Theresa Addae Commeh in front of her office. She advised them to prepare themselves for learning and serve well in order to make St. Louis better than what they see now.

PREFECTS ELECT BEING INTRODUCED TO HEAD

This process of electing new prefects started in 2008 and it has been a wonderful experience till date. The use of the screens and the other materials has helped us to know how national election is really conducted.

 

Reported By

Mavis Ankobea

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