#LagosLGElection: 5 Things Voters Should Know About Election Day
The much awaited local government elections hold in Lagos on Saturday.
The elections will be held in all the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and the 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
If you plan to vote, here are five things the Lagos State Electoral Commission (LASIEC) says you can do:
1. Hold your Voter Registration Card: Before heading out to vote, make sure you have your voter card ready. Card reader machines will not be used for this election. So, the only means of identifying yourself on the voters’ list is your card.
2. Get in line before the polls close: All polling units will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Election Day. Voters standing in line waiting to vote when the polling place closes at 2 p.m. will be permitted to cast their lots.
3. Leave political items at home: Voters are asked not to wear political clothing or paraphernalia to the polling booth on Election Day. The electoral officers may ask voters to remove or cover up political items, or to leave the polling place if they are judged to be electioneering.
4. In and Out: You probably won’t have to wait too long. But even if the line is long, don’t leave without voting. The outcome of this election will be important on the future of your community and the state.
5. Voters should know what to do if they witness problems at the polling place: If you see cases of fraud, voter intimidation, electioneering or misconduct by electoral officials, your first point of contact should be the Chief Electoral officer at the polling unit. Most concerns can be resolved then and there, but if that doesn’t work, you can contact your local law enforcement officers.
Remember, the elections are all about you and not the candidate!