No makeup on election day- INEC to Anambra women

No makeup on election day- INEC to Anambra women
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The Independent National Electoral Commission has advised female Anambra voters not to wear makeup during the November 6 gubernatorial election.

The commission stated that the advise is required due to the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System that the agency plans to employ to record voters’ faces at the polls.

Chika Osuji, INEC State Deputy Director, Gender Desk, revealed this in Awka, Anambra State, at a voters’ education and sensitization session for Persons With Disabilities and Women’s groups.

The programme was organised by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States Agency for International Development and the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening.

Osuji, said “The BVAS will be used during the Anambra gubernatorial election to enable voters to use their fingerprints during accreditation at the polling units.

“I know many women may not be able to engage makeup artists due to restriction of movements; but for those who can’t do without makeups, we appeal to you to minimise the level of the painting. If we can’t read your fingerprints we can read your face, and if we cannot read your face, you are not a registered voter, and we will not allow you to participate.”


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