15 acts that can land you in trouble as you vote

By Post Nigeria March 26, 2015 19:00

15 acts that can land you in trouble as you vote

With barely 2 days left before the 2015 general elections, security is being stepped up and voters urged to come out to exercise their constitutional rights to vote.

The Nigeria Police Force, represented by the Force Public Relations Office, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in preparation also issued a statement on Thursday, educating the electorate on behaviors that will be considered offensive and attract stiff penalties, should they be exhibited at the designated polling units nationwide.

The 15 offences are as listed below

(1) Casting of vote twice or more.

(2) Announcing false election result.

(3) Stopping any other person from voting.

(4) Revealing information on a ballot paper of another person.

(5) Being in possession of another person’s voter card.

(6) Disorderly Behaviour at polling unit.

(7) Canvassing for votes at polling unit.

(8) Shouting Slogan of a political party at polling unit.

(9) Being armed with guns, sticks, stones or any other dangerous weapons at polling unit.

(10) Loitering or walking about in a polling unit.

(11) Using siren at a polling unit.

(12) Snatching or destroying ballot boxes or Card readers.

(13) Holding public meeting during election hours on Election Day.

(14) Wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party.

(15) Inflicts or threatens to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit.