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Helping young voters participate in Ghana’s elections

© Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF)

In the lead up to the 2020 Ghanaian general election, the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) supported the Youth Bridge Foundation to implement the first-time voters campaign. The project helped young Ghanaians better understand how to make their voices heard by taking advantage of their right to vote.

“I got to the stage in my life where the decisions that our leaders make have a greater impact on me and voting is a way of exercising my power of choosing which decisions I think are best for my future and the generations to come,” says one young first-time voter who participated in the project.

The project’s message to youth was not only to get out and vote, but to make sure their vote was backed by informed decision-making. To help build awareness among these young voters, the project created videos on electoral processes and voting rules. It produced politically neutral research and presented it in youth and disability-friendly formats.

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