Vol. 14 No. 4 November, 2014 The Case Of Rejected Ballots In Ghana: Illiteracy, Political Prote
28 November, 2014
One of the fundamental principles underlying Robert Dahl’s Polyarchy is that in a democracy, every citizen should receive equal and adequate representation from their elected officials. Equal access to the right to vote has historically been a challenge for many democracies grappling with prejudice, racism, classist, gendered and other politicized issues dividing their societies. Less obviously, however, lies another potential source of voter disenfranchisement: the rejection of ballots cast at polling stations by registered voters.