Elections

INFORMATION KIT FOR 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Information is necessary for efficient functioning in every sphere of human endeavour. For the Nigerian electoral system, and the 2015 General Elections in particular, some basic information can be helpful in understanding and interpreting the processes, as well as in connecting with various stakeholders in election management. This compedium is designed to provide such basic information.

The Information Kit is a user-friendly compilation of electoral information about the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory where the 2015 elections will be conducted. The document will provide the user an overview of basic statistics about the electoral features of each state, the election managers and their contact lines, as well as representatives security agencies on the platform of ICCES and their contact lines. These bits of information will be useful for anyone wishing to follow and understand the polling process. It is hoped that voters, media professionals and election observers, among others, will find the kit handy in understanding the processes of the general election.

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AMENDED TIME TABLE AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2015

S/N
ACTIVITY
DATE
REMARKS
1 Notice of election 1st October, 2014 Section 30 (1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides not later than 90 days before the election.
2 Commencement of campaign by Political Parties Presidential & National Assembly- 16th November, 2014 Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides 90 days before polling day.
3 Collection of Forms for all elections by Political Parties at INEC Headquarters. 4th – 11th November, 2014 For Political Parties to issue to their candidates.
4 Conduct of Party Primaries including resolution of disputes arising from the Primaries. Commencement date
2nd October 2014
End
11th December, 2014
To enable Political Parties democratically nominate candidates for the election as required by Section 87 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended)
5 Last day for submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 at the INEC Headquarters (for all elections). Presidential & National Assembly- 18th December, 2014 Section 31(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides for not later than 60 days before the election.
6 Publication of Personal Particulars of candidates (CF001) (for all elections). Presidential & National Assembly -25th December, 2014 Section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides for publication within 7 days of the receipt of the form CF001.
7 Last day for withdrawal by candidate(s)/replacement of withdrawn candidate(s) by Political Parties. Presidential & National Assembly -30th December, 2014 Section 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides for not later than 45 days before the election.
8 Last day for the submission of Nomination forms by Political Parties. Presidential & National Assembly- 6th January, 2015 Sections 32, 37, 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). (Commission to appoint time for submission).
9 Publication of official Register of voters for the election. 13th January, 2015 Section 20 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides not later than 30 days before the election.
10 Publication of list of nominated candidates. Presidential & National Assembly -13th January, 2015
Governorship & State House of Assembly- 27th January, 2015
Section 34 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides at least 30 days before the day of election.
11 Publication of Notice of Poll (for all elections) 28th January, 2015 Section 46 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provides not later than 14 days before the election.
12 Submission of names of Party Agents for the Election to the Electoral Officer of the Local Government Areas or Area Councils Presidential & National Assembly -29th January, 2015
Governorship & State House of Assembly -12th February, 2015
Section 45 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended). Provides not later than 7 days before the election.
13 Last day for campaigns Presidential & National Assembly- 26th March, 2015
Governorship & State House of Assembly- 9th April, 2015
Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) prohibits Advertisements or broadcasts of campaigns 24 hours prior to the day of election.
14 Dates of Elections
Presidential /National Assembly

Governorship/State House of Assembly

Presidential & National Assembly- 28th March, 2015

Governorship & State House of Assembly -11th April, 2015

Section 25 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), provides that Commission to appoint date not earlier than 150 days but not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of office of the last holder of that office.

Note: (i) Run off election to the office of President or Governor of a State (if any) will be held within 7 days after the announcement of the result of the election in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Dated this 11th day of February, 2015.

Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu
Secretary to the Commission