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NigeriaDecides2023: What You Can’t do with Your Smartphones at Polling Booths


Feb 25, 2023

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned that recording devices, especially smartphones will not be allowed in the polling booths as Nigerians go to the polls to elect a new president.

Although, the Commission said it was not banning the use of Smartphone around the polling unit areas, but the moment a prospective voter entered voting cubicle (polling booths) to cast his or her vote.

The Commission said that in consultation with other stakeholders they came up with new measures to solve the problem, one of which is to disallow the use of smartphones and other electronic devices in the voting cubicles on election day.

“In other words, INEC is not banning phones around the polling unit area, but the ban takes effect from the moment a prospective voter collects his or her ballot paper and enters into voting cubicle (polling booths) to thumb print and thereafter drop the folded ballot paper into the ballot box.

“After that, the voter can have access to his or her phone.”

INEC further urged Nigerians to disregard any attempt by any individual or group to politicise what was purely a preventive measure.


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