Government & Politics

Elections: Lagos, Kano Lead With Highest Voting Points

Lagos and Kano states have the largest number of designated voting points in the forthcoming general elections.

Lagos has 8, 462 polling units and 4,976 voting points while Kano has 8,074 polling units and 3,148 voting points.

Ekiti and Bayelsa have the lowest voting points in the country. Ekiti has 2,195 polling units and 250 voting points, Bayelsa has 1,804 polling units and 440 voting points.

The polling unit is the designated voting point conveniently designed for voters, which should not exceed 700 voting population.

The voting points, INEC noted was created to accommodate the extra voters within a polling unit. For the purpose of 2019 general elections, besides the official 119,973 polling units, the commission created 57,023 voting points across the country.

A total of 84, 004, 084 million people registered to vote in the general polls scheduled for 16th February and 2nd March, 2019.

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