Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
With less than two weeks to the presidential and national assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Sunday, issued guidelines on voting.
According to the guidelines, the electoral umpire has decongested voters in over-populated polling units and put them in nearby polling units to reduce the usual stress associated with voting at congested units.
INEC urged voters to visit the commission’s website to verify the polling unit where they had been relocated.
The electoral umpire also said that it would display the Voter’s Register at every polling unit.
Below is a full text of the statement made available to Ikengaonline: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in exercise of its powers under Section 40(2) of the Electoral Act, 2022 has allotted voters from overcrowded polling units to less congested polling units within the same location to promote a more pleasant and stress free voting experience on Election Day.
“Please visit the INEC’s Voter Verification System on: www.cvr.inecnigeria.org/vvs or voters.inecnigeria.org to check your name on the register of voters and confirm the location of your polling unit where you will vote on Election Day.
“Furthermore, the list of registered voters in the 176,846 polling units nationwide will be on display at each polling unit prior to the Election Day.
“Eligible voters are encouraged to visit their polling units to check for their name on the register and confirm location of their polling unit where they will vote on Election Day.”