With regards to the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Anambra State which is slated to hold in the month of November, the Independent National Electoral Commission has informed female voters in Anambra State to try and avoid the use of makeup during the election exercise.
During the voters’ education and sensitization forum for Persons With Disabilities And Women’s groups in Awka, the INEC State Deputy Director, Gender Desk, Chika Osuji pointed this out. She was of the view that if they cannot read their fingerprints, and cannot read their faces, then they would not be allowed to participate in the exercise as registered voters. She noted that since their would be restriction is movements, some may not afford to hire makeup artists to do it professionally.
In relation to the fact that INEC would be using Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and would equally need to deploy to capture voters’ faces during the poll, the commission advices female voters to avoid the use of heavy makeup.
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