INEC Creates 30,000 Additional Polling Units For Easier Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created an additional 30,000 polling units across Nigeria in order to make it easier for voters to cast their votes. Now, there are 150,000 units all over the country. This decision is meant to fulfill the commission’s pledge to decongest other polling units. In a statement issued today and signed by a director, Ishiaku A. Gali, the electoral body explained that the decision to create the additional polling units was taken at INEC’s meeting last Tuesday, August 12. A survey of the approved re-allocation of 150,000 polling units shows that Lagos was leading with 11,565 polling units. Lagos now has 11,023 new units. The new units are proportionally distributed based on the previous number of units. Kano State, which has 10,127 polling units, comes a close second to Lagos. The state has 9,809 new units.


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