It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

Yen.com.gh will keep you informed throughout the day on the most relevant happenings of December 7 voting across Ghana.

Follow live election updates in Part Two of our coverage!

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

Close to 16 million eligible Ghanaian voters will be casting their ballot today, December 7. The presidential and parliamentary elections will see polls open across all 28,992 polling stations in the country.

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Seven presidential candidates will be battling it out at this year's elections with the battle lines fiercely drawn between NDC's President John Dramani Mahama and NPP's Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

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Hours before the polls open, avid voters have already marked their presence at various polling centers with gallons, stones and other objects.

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

This is what we found at a polling station in Ablekuma West as late as 10:44 PM last night:

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

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PRE-voting coverage:

President Mahama and his team seems ready to cast their ballot. He will be flying to Bole in the Northern region to cast his ballot

Everything seems READY for the elections as ballot boxes and voting divisions have already been deployed to the various polling stations.

1. "The queues at the polling stations in Ashaiman are long and winding" - (CitiFM)

2. "Polling officials already at post to assist stranded voters" - Akwasi Sarpong (BBC)

3. "At about 10pm last night, people had already queued at the Race Course Polling Station in Sowutuom" - (CitiFM)

4. "Some voters had queued at Ketan Town Hall polling station at Kumasi at 3:20 am" - (Onua FM)

5. "Anxious voters have already queued up at the Heve Polling station in Ho Central" - (CitiFM)

6. "Volunteers try to raise an overturned minibus just minutes to polls" - (Israel Laryea - JoyFM)

Follow the LIVE coverage of the elections below.

07:00 Voting starts across Ghana as polling stations open across the country

07:10 "Voting begins 10 minutes late in the Anyinamu Asokore Mampong A in the Asawasi Constituency" - (CitiFM)

07:15 Polling materials arrive at Ridge Church School 15 mins late.

07:20: Voters across the country raise concerns over close positioning of polling booths

07: 35 There's no police officer available at Railway police quarters polling station at New Juabeng in the E/R polling stations. Voting placed on hold as materials have been delayed. (Joy FM)

07: 38 Positioning of polling booths incurring wrath of voters at Madina No:1 polling station (CitiFM)

07: 40 Presiding Officer educating voters on how to cast their ballots at Kwabeng, Atiwa West Constituency

07: 45 Sitting MP for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, arrives at the church of Christ polling station to vote - (CitiFM)

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

07:52 Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan's father and brother Baffour Gyan goes through the voting process at Divine Academy polling station A in Accra.

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

08:07 Former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, monitoring events at the Volta Hall polling station in Accra (StarrFM)

08:25 Voting still not started at Ningo Prampram polling station - (JoyFM)

08:26 Drama unfolds at St. Elizabeth school in West legon as voter comes back to check whether his ballot paper was stamped

08: 27 Biometric device rejects thumbprints of voters at Sunyani East polling station - (Joy FM)

08:28 "I'm on my way to vote in Kyebi, E/R this morning. I encourage each and every Ghanaian to go out and vote today" - Nana Akufo Addo

08:56 "Residents at Abossey Okai climb the Methodist Primary rooftop to observe proceedings (Graphic.com)

09:00 Vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamadu Bawumia to cast vote at the Kperiga Presby Junior High School (JHS) polling station ‘A’ later today. - Ultimate FM

09:07 Vice president Amissah Arthur tweets: "Go to your polling station and vote even if you can't find your voter ID card. The important thing is that you must be a registered voter."

09:24: Road and Transport minister, Inusah Fuseini casting his ballot at the Teshiegu Central Mosque in the Tamale Central Constituency (Daily Guide)

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

09:29 Man arrested at Kotobabi polling center in the Ayawaso Central constituency for weilding a knife. Police have whisked him off for investigations - CitiFM

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

09: 35: Electoral Commission tweets: Some polling stations split into 2 queues to accommodate volume. Use short-code 6363 to check which queue to use.

09: 53: NPP's vice presidential candidate, Mahamadu Bawumia has voted at the Walewale polling station

09:55: I expect that the will of the people will speak by the end of today's elections and that God helps us win - Mahamadu Bawumia

10:13: Vice president Amissah Arthur tweets: I will cast my ballot in the Presidential and parliamentary elections at 11:30am at the Accra High School polling station.

10:16 Voting has still not started at the Jaman North constituency as EC officials investigate infractions in vote transfer list (CitiFM)

10:22 EC fiercely denies claims of "fake indelible inks".

10:28 Nana Addo and wife, Rebecca Akuffo casting his ballot at Kyebi

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10: 37: Mahama touches down at Tamale airport to cast his ballot

10:49 Former President Rawlings just cast his vote at the Korle Klottey constituency, and says "God will deliver". (Starr FM)

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10:55 "We are aware that Sampa polling station in Jaman North has not opened. The parties are in dispute. All voters will get the opportunity to vote" - EC official to YEN's reporter, Usman Khalilulahi.

11:00 Kofi Annan calls for peace during Ghana's knife edged elections

11:09 Please be "tolerant and vigilant" Nana Addo tweets

11:19: First lady, Lordina Mahama casts her ballot in Accra

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11:30 Electoral commission readies to address nation over performance of elections so far.

11:31 Ghana police fiercely monitor activity on social media

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

11:42: Delegation of US embassy to Ghana visits the Election Observer situation room for an update on how voting is going

11: 44 Over 300 names of registered voters can't be found on Voters register at Bawku (CitiFM)

11:56 Konadu Rawlings casts her ballot in Accra. "Your vote is your power. Vote the NDP. Vote For Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings," she says.

It's election day! Follow LIVE coverage of Ghana's crucial elections

12:00 Deputy minister of foreign affairs, Emmanuel Bombande tweets:

12:13 You can't cast your ballot if your name is not on the voters register - EC addresses press in emergency briefing

12: 19 We haven't had reports of broken down biometric machinesso far - EC addresses press in emergency briefing

12: 29 NDC polling agents believe voter list for the Jaman North Constituency is over-bloated (StarrFM)

12:30 President Mahama arrives at Bole to cast ballot amidst a terrific crowd of supporters.(Pulse News)

12:37PM: The EC has commended the Ghana Police for taking swift action in place that some disturbances arose (Twitter)

12:45: John Mahama just cast his votes amidst cheers from a teeming crowd

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