INEC demonstrates how to properly handle your ballot paper after voting
This information is important as the ballot paper will be the longest one we have ever had in our electoral history featuring 91 political parties and 73 Presidential candidates.
Step 1: Vote your conscience.
Step 2: Allow the ink some seconds to dry. INEC has promised to use only extremely quick drying ink.
Please note that this step is crucial, so that the ink doesn’t run and stain another box which WILL RENDER YOUR VOTE INVALID due to more than one box being selected.
Step 3: Roll the ballot paper from the top down. This way, any smudge from undried ink will ONLY stain the back of the sheet and not on any of the boxes.
Step 4: Flatten the ballot paper as shown in the video.
Step 5: Cast your ballot.
By Dare Gbadebo