In Nigeria, once you are 18 and above, you qualify to vote and be voted for and you should already be aware of the steps on how to vote in Nigeria.
So many elections have come and gone and with the Edo State governorship elections set to hold on Wednesday, 28th September, 2016, so many people were left out of the voter registration process because they had no idea of how it works.
This post helps to explain the issue that bothers the ordinary Nigerian out there who cannot grasp the process of voting in Nigeria.
Below are simple steps provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to guide every one in the voting age on how the process of voting is done.
Step 1: A Nigerian citizen who is eligible to vote, goes to the INEC website to locate his Polling Unit.
Step 2: The citizen goes to the chosen Polling Unit to register
Step 3: The citizen would have his/her picture taken and his/her details captured.
Step 4: The citizen would be given a Voter ID card which makes him/her eligible to vote on election day.
STAGE 1: ACCREDITATION
Step 1: Go to the Polling Unit you were registered with your voter registration card ad join the queue
Step 2: Present your Voter registration card to the INEC official and ensure that your name is the register
Step 3: Your finger would be marked with ink to show that you have been accredited.
STAGE 2: VOTING
Step 1: Join the queue with the intention of casting your vote
Step 2: When it gets to your turn, ensure your name is ticked in the voter register
Step 3: You would be given a ballot paper listing out the political parties
Step 4: Enter the booth and select your preferred candidate
Step 5: Place your ballot paper in the ballot box