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INEC releases guidelines for elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday released the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the general elections.



The 33 pages document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja said Smart Card Readers (SCRs) and Permanent Voter Cards would be used for the forthcoming elections.



“Voting shall be in accordance with the Continuous Accreditation and Voting System procedures as specified in these Regulations and Guidelines, the Election Manual and any other Guide issued by the Commission.



“No person shall be allowed to vote at any Polling Unit/Voting Point Settlement/Voting Point other than the one at which his/her name appears in the Register of Voters and he/she presents his/her permanent voter’s card to be verified by the Smart Card Reader (SCR), or as otherwise determined by the Commission.”



It added that each voter would cast his/her vote in person at the Polling Unit/Voting Point Settlement/Voting Point where he/she registered or was assigned, in the manner prescribed by the commission.



It also stated that separate queue shall be created between men and women, where the culture does not allow the mingling of men and women.



It added that Presiding Officers would also create a separate queue for People Living With Disabilities (PWDs).
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