Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)

Voters Information

VOTER REGISTRATION – WHAT IS IT?

  • It is the identification of citizens who can vote at an election
  • It is the compilation of their personal details in a list called the voters’ register

QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION

  • He/she is a Nigerian citizen
  • He/she is 18 years and above
  • He/she is ordinarily resident in the ward or LGA where he intends to vote
  • He/she is not subject to any legal incapacity to vote under any law, rules, regulations in force in Nigeria

ORDINARY RESIDENCE – WHAT IS IT?

  • It is a place where a voter lives, sleeps as his usual abode
  • It is not necessarily his LG or State of origin
  • A voter may choose to travel to his LG or state of origin to register

VOTER’S CARD—WHAT IS IT?

  • It is a registration card, a voter obtaines at the registration centre where he/she was registered as a voter

FEATURES OF VOTER’S CARD

  • The Voter’s name
  • The name of the state the voter is registered in
  • The name of the LGA
  • The Registration Area/Centre and code
  • The voter’s Identification number

IMPORTANCE OF VOTER’S CARD

  • Every voter is expected to keep his/her registration card safely
  • He/she will use it on the day of  voting6
  • No other document will be accepted for identifcation in place of the registration card
  • Without a voter’s card, a voter cannot cast his vote during an election
  • A lost voter’s card can be replaced if proved

WHERE CAN A PERSON REGISTER?

  • A person can register only once
  • At the ward or LGA where he: resides; or works in gainful employement or originates (ie an indigene)