INEC tells Voters to Check their Polling Units Online
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerian voters to check their polling units online. The commission has directed all registered voters in Nigeria to go online and ensure their appropriate polling units have been correctly registered with the electoral body.
How To Check
Checking your polling unit details online is a simple process. INEC advises that the following steps be taken by registered voters derminThey should:
- Visit the INEC website – The first thing registered voters must do is access the official INEC website.
- Provide details – In order to access the information, they will have to enter their voter’s card number, state of origin and local government area.
- Verify information – The voter should then ensure that the information provided is correct, including the polling unit and the ward.
Benefits of Checking
Checking your polling station information online is beneficial for several reasons. Chief among these are that it allows for:
- Savings in time – Rather than visiting the nearest INEC office in person, checking online saves time and simplifies the process.
- Ensures accuracy – As the information is accessed directly from the INEC database, it ensures accuracy in the information provided.
- Reduces stress – Having the assurance of location of polling station can reduce the risk of confusion and anxiety on election day.
INEC has reassured registered voters of their commitment to provide a secure and transparent electoral process, and encourage all to go online and check their polling units.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerian voters to check their polling units online.
The announcement was made by INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, at the briefing of the commission in Abuja, Nigeria. He stated that the commission has developed an online system to enable voters to easily check their polling units.
He explained that the system would allow registered voters to quickly and conveniently check their polling unit venues. The system can also help establish a mechanism to protect the sensitive data stored in each voter's record.
The Chairman went on to state that the INEC system would allow voters to access details such as their polling units, start and end times, election materials, party affiliations and rules and regulations associated with their polling units. The INEC system will also provide registered voters with information about results from the previous elections held in their constituencies and wards.
He reiterated the importance of ensuring that all registered voters familiarise themselves with their polling units ahead of the 2019 general elections. He encouraged all eligible voters to check their polling unit online and use the information to make an informed choice.
It is important that all citizens exercise their civic responsibility of being informed and registering to vote. The INEC system will enable registered voters check their polling unit online ahead of the 2019 general elections, helping to increase voter turnout.