Are you excited about the upcoming election? As a voter, you have a significant role to play in shaping Nigeria’s future. Besides knowing who to vote for, it is also important to be prepared for the election day itself.
You don’t want to end up standing in a long queue for hours and realize that you’ve forgotten something essential at home. So, here are ten items you should carry along with you to ensure a smooth voting experience.
- Your voter’s card: This is the most important item you’ll need to carry with you. Without it, you won’t be allowed to vote. Ensure you have it in a safe place the night before the election day.
- Water and snacks: It’s important to stay hydrated and energized while you wait in line to vote. Bring along a bottle of water and some snacks such as fruit or energy bars.
- Face mask: With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, it’s important to protect yourself and others by wearing a face mask. Carry an extra mask in case one gets dirty or damaged.
- Hand sanitizer: Along with a face mask, hand sanitizer is a must-have to maintain good hygiene. Use it before and after touching any surfaces, especially the voting machines.
- Comfortable shoes: You may have to stand in line for hours, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes that will keep your feet happy.
- Sunglasses and sunscreen: If you’ll be voting outside or standing in the sun for a long time, it’s important to protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
- ID card: While your voter’s card is the primary identification document, it’s always good to have a backup ID card such as your driver’s license or passport.
- Power bank: If you plan on taking photos or videos on your phone while waiting in line, you’ll need a power bank to ensure your phone doesn’t die.
- Umbrella or raincoat: You never know when it might rain on election day, so it’s always a good idea to carry an umbrella or a raincoat.
- Reading material: Lastly, you may have to wait in line for a while, so bring along a book, magazine, or any other reading material to keep you entertained.
After 4 hours and 30 minutes, victory is mine. Go and pick yours. pic.twitter.com/Vp8I63vJ4S— HER ? (@TheTosinAjibade) January 14, 2023
By carrying these essential items with you, you’ll be well-prepared for a smooth and hassle-free voting experience. Remember to follow all the necessary COVID-19 protocols and stay safe while exercising your right to vote.