INEC releases 7 voting procedures Nigerians must undergo for 2019 election

The Independent National Electoral
Commission has highlighted the voting
procedures for the 2019 General Elections.
The following are the 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 you).
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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