For every new voter it is important to know these steps before heading out to vote. It is important to know where you are supposed to vote. Make sure you leave early to avoid any long queues, however be prepared to meet long queues during the voting day. The voting day is just one day, this means if you miss the day of voting you won’t be able to vote.
Do not wear party colors and avoid any argument. The police and military will be present, however they are not there to intimidate you but rather to protect and bring calm during the entire election period.
We are all set for the election day right? Here is a step by step guide on what to do at the polling station.
On election day, go to the Polling Station with your Voter ID card and join the queue if any. Please don’t jump the queue.
A polling assistant will check your particulars in the name reference list.
A verification officer will verify your identity as a registered voter with the verification machine.
You will be issued with a Presidential Ballot paper. Please check to see if it has no marks on it. Also, ensure it has the validating stamp.
Make your way to the Voting Booth and thumbprint (correctly) your choice of candidate.
Cast your vote in the Presidential Ballot Box. Please make sure it is the right box.
Proceed to the next Polling Assistant for a Parliamentary Ballot Paper
Proceed to the Parliamentary Voting Booth and thumbprint (correctly) your choice of MP.
Cast your ballot in the Parliamentary Ballot Box. Please make sure it is in the correct box.
Please leave the Polling Station after voting. You can return at 5 pm for the count.
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