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INEC Spells Out Voting Procedures For 2019 General Elections
01-11-2019, 02:09 PM,
INEC Spells Out Voting Procedures For 2019 General Elections
The following are the seven steps , as stated by INEC:
Step 1:
Upon arrival at the polling unit, joins the queue and present yourself to the
INEC official ( APO111) at the polling unit who will determine
whether you are at the correct polling unit and check if the photograph on
the Permanent Voter Card ( PVC) matches your face. If satisfied, he/she
will direct you to the next INEC official (APO1) .
Step 2:
The official ( APO1) will request for your PVC to confirm that your card
is genuine and your details, using the smart card reader. He/she will ask you
to place your finger on the card reader to confirm that the PVC belongs to
you by ascertaining, the card reader will contains the name, photograph and
finger prints of all those registered in their polling unit.
Step 3:
You will then meet the next official (APO11) who will request for your
PVC to confirm that your name and details are in the voters register. Your
name will be ticked and your PVC returned to you. He/ she will then apply
indelible ink to the cuticle of your appropriate finger for that election to
show you have been accredited to vote. (If your name is not found on the
register, you will not be allowed to vote) .
Step 4:
The presiding officer ( PO) stamps , signs and endorses the date at the back
of the Ballot Paper. The PO will roll the ballot paper inwardly with the
printed side inwards and give to you. He /she will then direct you to the
voting cubicle where you vote in secret.
Step 5:
You will stain your appropriate finger for the election with the ink provided
then use your stained finger to mark the space or box provided on the ballot
paper for your preferred candidate/party. Roll the marked ballot paper (in
the manner the PO gave to
Step 6:
Then leave the voting cubicle and drop the ballot paper in the ballot box in
full view of people at the polling unit.
Step 7:
You will then leave the polling unit or wait if you so choose in an orderly
and peaceful manner to work the process up to declaration of result.
N.B. The result of each polling unit shall be pasted at the unit and for
everyone to see.

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