You will need to fill in an incident form and if officially approved, you will be used with a PVC. Be sure to do this 30 days before the election
Follow these simple step in the link.
No problem. Write to the Commission so they can make a correction. This will take 1-2 weeks to process.
No big deal. Take a valid ID and passport photo to your local INEC LGA. Be sure to do this 30 days before the election.
No, just one card per voter.
You’ll need to follow a few steps. Be sure to do this 30 days before the election.
Electoral violence is physical harm and/or threats of intimidation and coercion being perpetrated to influence the outcome of an election.
The upcoming elections appear to be safe and secure. Many partners of the Vote Not Fight campaign including youth, security agencies, INEC, political parties, candidates and other stakeholders are working to ensure a safe, peaceful, free and fair 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
If it is before election day, report rumors to the nearest polling station, INEC and Police offices. On Election Day report rumors to the INEC and security officials at your polling unit.
Leave the premises of the polling unit immediately, if you become convinced that violence is about to happen. Return to vote only when you are sure that security and order has been restored.
While some incorrect news is accidental — poorly reported stories, unverified opinion some is designed intentionally to misinform. This is “fake news,” and it’s more dangerous information that is presented as correct when, in fact, it is inaccurate, malicious, and intended to deceive.
Unless Nigerians understand the truth, we can’t make informed decisions to choose our leaders, to lives our lives, and to get along with our neighbours.
The problem is, with social media, fake news can spread fast — faster than the ability to contradict it with more trustworthy information. And with new technologies, it’s getting increasingly difficult to separate the orijo news from the disinformation.
Even if they were obligated to screen all fake news, it would be too big a job. That’s why it is important for every Nigerian to use his or her good judgment — to look at each news story carefully and wisely, and ask if it’s too unbelievable to be real. Use your head, check the source.
It’s not easy, but it’s vital. Ask yourself — is the information plausible? Is it from a credible outlet? Has the information been corroborated by other knowledgeable sources? Could the source of the information have an interest in misrepresenting the facts? For help checking the facts, head to https://africacheck.org/geofocus/nigeria/
If you suspect a WhatsApp post may be misinformation, forward it to
+234 803 975 3771.
This is the easy part. Do not share it. Do not take any hasty action based on the false or incorrect facts. And if you can, warn others who may fall victim to the fake news that it’s untrue. Real news can win the day, if fake news doesn’t get extra help. And for help in this effort to combat fake news, call this HOTLINE:
0800 1000 500.
To vote you must be a Nigerian citizen who is 18 years and above, registered as a voter and allocated the polling unit where you go on election day. Remember, you must go with your PVC.
Voters with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else and should ensure that they go out and vote for the candidates of their choice on election day. Furthermore, section 56 (1) of the Electoral Act allows voters who are blind or have a physical disability to be assisted to cast their ballots by a person of their choosing. Section 56 (2) calls on INEC to take reasonable steps to ensure that voters with disabilities are provided assistive devices like Braille, large embossed print or electronic devices, sign language interpretation or off-cite voting to enable them to vote with limited barriers.
Call or text the VNF hotlines to report issues that make it difficult for people with disabilities to vote on election day. Ensure you provide the exact state, LGA, ward, polling unit name and number to allow the VNF and Access Nigeria campaigns to take up these issues with INEC.
Security is paramount. Report possible breaches to security to the INEC and security personnel at your polling unit. Leave the premises of the polling unit immediately if you become convinced that you may be in danger. Return to vote when you are sure that security and order has been restored. Call the Stop Violence Against Women in Elections (StopVAWIE) hotline 0800 2000 200 f you feel you are being harassed because you are a woman, before, during or after the election.
Yes, it is illegal to sell your vote. Those caught can be fined up to N500,000 and imprisoned for 12 months. It’s not worth the risk. Keep your vote for yourself.
Financial hardship is difficult, but voting for your candidate is priceless. Say NO to anyone who offers you money for your vote. Also, don’t forget the punishment of paying the fine and facing imprisonment.
On Election Day, if someone offers you money at the polling unit report this to INEC and security officials at your polling unit. If this happens before election day, report the incidence at a Police station near you.
Call this HOTLINE: 0800 1000 500
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For issues regarding voters registration
Every Nigerian has the right to live in any part of the country. An important part of voter registration is that an eligible person is advised to register at the center nearest to his or her residence. This is to make it easy for the voter to access the polling unit and vote on Election Day.