Elections: INEC decongests overcrowded polling units

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has allotted smaller polling units to voters from overcrowded centers.

The electoral body said this would decongest overcrowded voting centres and ease the voting process.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday, February 12.

The overcrowded polling units are decongested into smaller ones in the same location.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the 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,” the statement read.

The Commission asked eligible voters to visit its website to confirm their name on the register and the location of their allotted polling units.

It also noted that the names of registered voters would be displayed at each polling unit before the 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 voters register 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 before the election day.

    “Eligible voters are encouraged to visit their polling units to check for their name on the register and confirm the location of their polling unit where they will vote on election day.”

    On February 25, INEC will conduct the presidential and National Assembly polls, while the governorship and state assembly elections will hold on March 11.

    Beloved John is an investigative reporter with International Centre for Investigative Reporting.

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