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Independent National Electoral Commission Guidelines for Political Rallies and Campaigns by Political Parties, Candidates, Aspirants and their Supporters

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) procures goods and services through competitive tenders in accordance with the due process policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria. This manual therefore defines the policies and procedures for determining, contracting and monitoring the acquisition, by purchase or lease, of goods, works and/or non-personnel services by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Nigeria 2014 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Political Party Finance Manual 2006

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This regulatory document is issued in pursuant to the powers conferred on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by Section 15 (a) (1) of the third schedule to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and section 26 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (amended). The document defines Internally Displaced People, their classification by location, election category. It provides guidance on distribution of permanent voters’ cards, establishment of IDP voting centers, use of permanent voters’ cards, register of voter and result transmission

Nigeria 2006 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Gender Policy

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

These guidelines are provided to ensure that election observation duties are carried out in accordance with the law and best practices. They reflect the standards of Nigeria’s Electoral Act as well as the minimum standards for election observation, which Nigeria subscribes to as a sovereign member of the international community.

Nigeria 2014 Democracy and Governance

Electoral Act, 2010

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This regulatory document constitutes the legal framework which aim to regulate electoral process. Violation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) provisions like right to associate, vote, form political parties, registration of voters, election Day procedures, and dispute resolution attracts penalties. Therefore, this document outlines some of the electoral offences and their penalties.

Nigeria 2010 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission (Manual for Election Officials -Updated Version) 2015

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

Electoral operations support centre is an early warning system that supports key activity areas of election day. It maintains surveillance, monitors compliance, identifies threats, delivers fit-for-purpose response, and coordinates active interaction of field assets for efficient conduct of elections. The system is made up of components that interact with and engage the deployed field resources using active communication tools. They provide a birds-eye view of the election day activities in real time while ensuring optimal utilization of electoral resources and mobilizing fit-for-purpose responses in order to anticipate and avert adverse incidents. This operational document also defines the importance, framework, personnel and tools, management and operational guidelines of electoral operations support centre.

Nigeria 2015 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Electoral Offences and Penalties

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

These guidelines are developed to complement the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended). It provides guidance on electoral processes like accreditation and voting and the role of all electoral officers.

Nigeria 2019 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Electoral Operations Support Center Operational Manual

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) framework on voting by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is a policy document proposed to guide the conduct of IDP voting operations and bring the IDP communities into the voting net. Accompanying the framework is the regulations and guidelines for voting by Internally Displaced Persons which will drive IDP voting operations for the 2019 general elections. The overarching guiding principle for the IDP framework is the Commission’s commitment to inclusivity which is consistent with the avoidance of discrimination in the electoral process. Another guiding principle is the Commission’s commitment to its mission to serve as an independent and effective EMB committed to the conduct of free, fair, and credible elections for sustainable democracy in Nigeria. The document highlights pre-operational planning for IDP voting, voting, engagement with stakeholders, voter education and budget template for IDP voting

Nigeria Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission 2017-2021 Strategic Programme Of Action

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This Act amends the electoral No.6, 2010 act to provide for adequate time for the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue notices, reserve nomination of candidates from political parties and ensure the proper conduct of political parties.

Nigeria 2017 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Approved Guidelines And Regulations For The Conduct Of 2015 General Elections

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

These guidelines are built on the electoral act 2010 that empowers the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue regulations, guidelines or manuals for the purpose of the conduct of the registration of voters and revision of the register of voters. Therefore, these guidelines were issued for continuous registration of voters and the updating and revision of the national register of voters. They provide the notice of continuous registration, registration centers, period of registration, presentation for registration, particulars and procedure of registration, prohibition of multiple registration, display of preliminary register of voters, claims and objections

Nigeria 2014 Democracy and Governance

Ammendents to the Electoral Legal Framework

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This document contains the code of conduct for political parties to ensure peace and public order freedom of political campaigns and compliance with electoral laws and regulations for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.

Nigeria 2012 Democracy and Governance

INEC Framework For Voting By Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) 2018

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This document highlights guidelines necessary for the 2011 general elections. It outlines the date of elections, allocation of voters to polling units (Pus) and voting Points (VPs), polling station officials, accredited polling/party agents and accredited observers, camping of officials, accreditation and voting processes, voting, post poll procedure, staffing categories and levels of return for each election.

Nigeria 2018 Democracy and Governance

Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2010

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

The quality and standard of performance of officials during electoral activities impact on the credibility of the election’s outcome and indeed the Commission itself. This regulatory document was designed for the guidance of the conduct of all election officials both permanent and ad-hoc while they perform their duties

Nigeria 2010 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Guidelines for Continuous Registration of Voters 2014

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

Registration of political parties is one of the main functions of INEC. Political associations are constitutionally prohibited from functioning as political parties unless they are registered with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as political parties. Guidelines for the registration of political parties are intended to set out in un ambiguous terms and statutory requirements for registering new political parties. It outlines the procedure for filling application, condition for registration as political party, symbol of the association, eligibility to be registered as members of political association. It also provides extracts of constitutional requirements for registration of new political parties.

Nigeria 2014 Democracy and Governance

Code of Conduct for Political Parties

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This document contains the code of conduct for political parties to ensure peace and public order freedom of political campaigns and compliance with electoral laws and regulations for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria

Nigeria Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Guidelines for Field Operations for the 2011 Elections

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

The guidelines is designed to address all aspects of meetings, rallies and campaigns and also take full cognizance of relevant provisions of the Electoral Act 2010. It offers political parties and candidates a good understanding of the rules and legal limits regarding the conduct of rallies and campaigns. It also provides a more comprehensive reference point for monitors and observers to easily establish levels of compliance or non-compliance by political parties, candidates and their supporters respectively.

Nigeria 2011 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission (Code of Conduct for Election Officials) 2014

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This is documentation of a speech delivered by Mr Godwin Emefiele, the Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He outlines the CBN’s plan and goal to ensure financial system stability for the period between 2019 -2024. The five years framework will support the emergence of a digital, less burdensome process for consumers who seek to access consumer credit.

Nigeria 2014 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Guidelines for the Registration of New Political parties 2014

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) gender policy is a response to the National Gender Policy (2006) and Vision 20:20 (2009) which recognize that gender equality and women’s empowerment are basic human rights that lie at the heart of equitable development and which call on all state and non-state actors to promote gender equality through their institutional practices and policies. This policy therefore seeks to encourage and expand the participation of all in the political and electoral spaces. It demonstrates the Commission’s commitment to the goal of deepening Nigeria’s democratic experience by outlining measures that can collectively be taken to ensure that the participation of nearly half of the population of the country in its affairs is broadened.

Nigeria 2014 Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission (Political Parties Code of Conduct) 2013

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that communications across the Commission are well coordinated, effectively managed and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. It provides guidance on standards for the Commission. In tandem with the times, the policy is IT-based and driven. The policy intends that both the permanent and ad-hoc staff of the Commission are aware of it and abide by it, any breaches of the policy are dealt with appropriately and in a timely manner, and in dealing with the media, the commission and its staff should be conscious of the fact that they are always seen as the Commission’s representatives and should therefore avoid making comments or participating in photo opportunities that may damage the long term reputation of INEC.

Nigeria 2013 Democracy and Governance