Four days to the National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission on its Twittter post said it is ready to ensure free and fair elections in Nigeria, urging voters to go out and exercise their rights.
It urged that incidents and developments during the elections be reported to the Twittter platform called @inecnigeria.
The commission listed the procedure for ensuring a successful voting activity:
>>Take your Voter’s Card to the polling unit where you registered recently to be accredited between 8am-12noon.
>>During the accreditation stage, an appropriate finger of your left hand will be marked with indelible ink as proof of accreditation.
>>Anyone who fails to join the queue by 12 noon when the poll orderly stands behind the last person will not be eligible for accreditation, but whoever is already waiting in the queue before 12:00 noon will get accredited no matter the time.
>>Please note that anyone without his/her Voter’s Card has no business going near the polling centre as he/she will not be accredited.
>>After your accreditation, you must be back on the queue at 12:30 p.m. for another head count of accredited voters who show up to vote.
>>There will be a head count, and the number of accredited voters will be announced loudly by the Presiding Officer to all present.
>>Anyone who shows up after the head count is taken will not be allowed to join the queue, though he/she may have been earlier accredited.
>>During the voting process, after the polling officials have verified your accreditation, appropriate finger of your right hand will be marked with indelible ink as proof of your having shown up to vote.
>>Thereafter, you will be issued with ballot papers signed, stamped and dated appropriately by the Presiding Officer.
>>On getting the ballot paper, you’ll move to the voting cubicle compartment to fingerprint the space for the party candidate of your choice
>>You’ll then return into the open and proceed to drop the ballot in the transparent Ballot Box provided.
>>Please note that Voting closes for each polling unit when the last person on the queue votes.
>>After voting, you may remain at the polling unit until the votes are sorted, counted and the tally announced by the Presiding Officer.
>>You must conduct yourself in a peaceful and orderly manner if you choose to stay behind and await the tally.
>>Adequate provisions have been made by INEC to enable physically challenged persons to exercise their franchise.
>>Please note that proxy voting will on no account be allowed.
>>INEC’s Blackberry PIN released: 2687A1CA