Do's And Don'ts

Here are some election day do's and don'ts


  • Wear comfortable clothing, you might be standing in line for a long time
  • Carry along some water/snacks
  • Bring along a hand fan
  • Encourage your friends and neighbors to go as a group so you have people to socialise with
  • Be courteous to NYSC members, INEC staff and polling unit observers

Do Not

  • Campaign for votes, or persuade a voter not to vote for a candidate at the polling Unit
  • Shout slogans concerning the election, or in support of any party
  • Be in possession of an offensive weapon or wear any apparel calculated to intimidate voters
  • Use a vehicle bearing the color or symbol of a political party or candidate
  • Attempt to tamper with election day material

Election Day Offenses

  • Unlawful giving of a voter’s card to some other person for use at an election other than, an officer appointed to do so.
  • Being in possession of more than one voters cards
  • Announcing or publishing a false election result
  • Receiving any money or gift, for voting or to refrain from voting at any election.
  • Using any vehicle bearing the colour or symbol of a political, loitering around a polling unit blaring siren.
Click here for a full list of election day offenses and penalties