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Edo Elections: No Voting Without a Face Mask – INEC Chairman

He added that a 10-point voters code of conduct has been produced by INEC for voter education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Chairman of Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that they will deny voting to voter not wearing a mask.

 

He said INEC has developed a policy on COVID-19 protocols to guide voters and electoral officials during elections.

 

Yakubu said Voters must avoid touching surfaces or leaning on walls at polling units.

 

He added that a 10-point voters code of conduct has been produced by INEC for voter education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

He added that the INEC’s COVID-19 Policy and Voters Code of Conduct have been produced in braille format to assist the visually impaired.

According to Yakubu, millions of people are involved in elections and they need to be protected.

 

The INEC chairman also revealed that the commission will be deploying 3,000 infrared thermometers donated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic to cover about 3,000 voting areas in Edo State, in the September 19th elections in the state.

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