The vote compass will provide a mechanism where citizens are able to gauge their views to test its alignment with those of political parties and candidates running for elections. The compass will be designed and built, incorporating content from documents indicating the policy positions on oil and gas of the four leading political parties in Ghana.

A questionnaire will be developed on the policy positions. With this, response(s) on a completed questionnaire by a voter will be analysed and compared with the policies of the candidates.

To find out how you compare with the policy positions of the various parties on the oil and gas sector for the upcoming 2016 Ghana elections, you must give your position on selected key oil and gas topics by clicking on the buttons “agree” , “disagree” or “neutral” . The application will then show how you compare with the political parties policy positions in the sector. All results are anonymous. Do not forget you can share your results with your contacts on Facebook and Twitter.

The Voters Compass is an adaptation of the methodology commonly known in other countries as “Vote Match” or Applications Advisory Vote (AAV). It has facilitated comparison of the electoral programs of various political parties in countries where it has been implemented.

Some examples of countries that have developed an AAV since the 1990s are the Netherlands, Chile, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Egypt, France, Portugal, Canada, Sweden, United States, Ecuador and Brazil and Peru in recent times.

It does not decide or direct you on who to vote for. The Voters Compass is only a guide to know and compare the positions of the various political parties on the oil and gas sector. It also lets you reflect on your own positions. We invite you to review all the political parties positions on oil and gas that interest you by clicking on this page. With your help, the Compass will help turn the campaign into a debate of ideas.

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