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Thursday, 11 January 2018

VOTERS INFORMATION: - WELCOME TO FRESHGBEDU


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Current population of Nigeria 193,477,006.
Total Registered voters 68,833,476 (35.58%)
In 2015 total presidential votes cast 29,432,083 (15.21%)
In 2015 total votes recorded for Buhari 15,424,921 (7.97%)
FACT: In 2015 less than 8% of Nigerians decided the fate of the entire 193,477,006 citizens.
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 voting
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 or originates (i.e an indigene)

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