EiE Nigeria | Weekly Updates – Saturday, March 28, 2015
“Dont vote with your heart, vote with your head!”
– Captain Umar Aliyu (Rtd)
Register | Select | Vote | Protect: Just hours to go!
Presidential & National Assembly – Saturday, March 28
Governorship & State Assembly – Saturday, April 11
Accreditation takes place from 8 am to 1pm.
Voting starts at 1:30pm.
View the election info kit here.
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Using the Card Readers
- Go to polling unit and give PVC to presiding officer
- The officer scans the PVC with the card reader and details on the card are displayed to verify that it’s an INEC-issued card. You are then authenticated with a fingerprint
- Once authenticated, voter can vote.
- For voters with no fingers or whose fingers could not be read, a manual confirmation is done
- The reader operates on a battery which lasts up to 12 hours when in use. The device goes on a safe mode when not in use and lasts much longer.
- Carries a SIM card which enables the sending of accreditation details to the central server enabling data collation, data verification and data transmission
- Polling unit data, as well as accreditation date and time period are preconfigured
Possible Election Issues
||Use of card readers
||Avoiding the use of card readers is an offence. NO expectation that INEC staff, security personnel and party agents will ALL succumb to such.
||Possible network issues
||Card readers will be used to collate and verify data, then taken to collation centres at ward level before data is sent to central server
||Decentralization of PVC collection to poling units
||Initially, PVCs were collected at the polling unit level. We believed that if everyone came out to collect their cards, 3 days would have been enough to complete the process. After 3 days, it was moved to the LGA level.
It’s now decentralized to the ward level.
||Too much time for accredited, and then wait to vote later
||INEC decided to use this process so as to prevent electoral fraud. In order to deepen our democracy, voters should be able to give just one whole day every 4 years.
||Non-use of TVC
||During registration in 2011, over 4 million people did multiple registrations (electoral offence).
If TVCs are allowed, INEC will be promoting electoral fraud.
||Scenario where number of ballot papers exceed number of accredited voters
||The polling unit’s results will be cancelled.
||Imposition of ballot papers by hoodlums
||That will be a disruption of the electoral process, hence an electoral offence.
- Wear any party branded clothing
- Campaign at polling units
- Verbally provoke supporters of any candidate
- Arrive at polling unit late
- Form any gathering
- Possess any form of weapon
- Jump the line
- Try to avoid using the card reader
- Painting fingers
Have a peaceful Election!
God Bless Nigeria!
The EiE Nigeria Team