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Election Day!

Now That You Have Your PVC

Important Notice

  • Any person without a face mask shall be turned away from the Voting Point or Polling Unit.
  • Any person who wears a face mask branded with the insignia or unique identification of a political party/candidate or indicating the person’s voting preference, shall also be turned away from the Polling Unit.
  • There shall be a two-tier queuing system at the Polling Unit – an outer queue and an inner queue. The inner queue will be in the waiting or voting area. Persons wishing to vote shall join the outer queue from which the INEC staff shall bring voters to the inner queue in manageable batches.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) must be maintained on the queues and all around the Polling Unit.
  • Where hand washing facilities are available, voters would be encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly before joining the queue.


Polling units shall be open for accreditation and voting at 8:00 am. For the accreditation process your Permanent Voters Card, will be read using a card reader.



You will then be asked to authenticate your identity and asked to place your fingers on a machine which will authenticate your fingerprint. Once fingerprint is authenticated, your name will be looked up on the register of voters



After accreditation, the Presiding Officer shall offer you a pre-folded ballot paper, (stamped, signed and endorsed with date) and you will be given ink to stain your voting finger with.



You will be asked to remove your cellphone or cameras before proceeding to the voting cubicle



You will be showed the voting cubicle in which to mark the candidate of your choice on the provided ballot paper



After marking the ballot paper, you will deposit the ballot paper in the appropriate ballot box , the box shall be placed not more than two meters away from the voting cubicle



After casting your ballot, you are free to remain within the vicinity of the Polling Unit to witness the sorting and counting of votes and the announcement of results.



Accreditation and voting will continue as long as there are people left to vote.