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Organisation : Independent National Election Commission
Facility : How To Vote
Country : Nigeria
VOTER REGISTRATION :
Step 1: A Nigerian citizen who is eligible to vote, goes to the INEC website to locate his Polling Unit.
Step 2: The citizen goes to the chosen Polling Unit to register
Step 3: The citizen would have his/her picture taken and his/her details captured.
Step 4: The citizen would be given a Voter ID card which makes him/her eligible to vote on election day.
STAGE 1: ACCREDITATION
Step 1: Go to the Polling Unit you were registered with your voter registration card ad join the queue
Step 2: Present your Voter registration card to the INEC official and ensure that your name is the register
Step 3: Your finger would be marked with ink to show that you have been accredited.
STAGE 2: VOTING
Step 1: Join the queue with the intention of casting your vote
Step 2: When it gets to your turn, ensure your name is ticked in the voter register
Step 3: You would be given a ballot paper listing out the political parties
Step 4: Enter the booth and select your preferred candidate
Step 5: Place your ballot paper in the ballot box
Polling Units :
At a polling unit, a citizen can either register to vote or vote. It is advisable to select a Polling Unit close to your area of residence due to the restricted movement on election days.
You can locate your polling unit by using the Polling Unit Locator Tool.
To view your polling unit, follow the steps below;
** Select State (This is the state you would be voting in)
** Select LGA (This is the LGA in which you live)
** Select Ward
** Click “Search”
View Here : http://www.inecnigeria.org/?page_id=20
Locate Polling Unit : http://www.inecnigeria.org/?page_id=937%27%20?%3E
About INEC :
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was established by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to among other things organize elections into various political offices in the country.
The functions of INEC as contained in Section 15, Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended) and Section 2 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended) include the following
** Organise, undertake and supervise all elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President, the Governor and Deputy Governor of a State, and to the membership of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the House of Assembly of each state of the federation;
** Register political parties in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and Act of the National Assembly;
** Monitor the organization and operation of the political parties, including their finances; conventions, congresses and party primaries.
** Arrange for the annual examination and auditing of the funds and accounts of political parties, and publish a report on such examination and audit for public information;
** Arrange and conduct the registration of persons qualified to vote and prepare, maintain and revise the register of voters for the purpose of any election under this constitution;
** Monitor political campaigns and provide rules and regulations which shall govern the political parties;
** Conduct voter and civic education;
** Promote knowledge of sound democratic election processes; and
** Conduct any referendum required to be conducted pursuant to the provision of the 1999 Constitution or any other law or Act of the National Assembly.
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