The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Plateau South, where a senatorial by-election is scheduled to hold on October 31, has a total of 671,209 registered voters.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Halilu Pai, disclosed this while speaking on the commission’s preparations for the by-election.
Pai said that the zone comprised six local government areas: Langtang North, Langtang South, Mikang, Shendam, Quan Pan and Wase.
He said the elections would be conducted with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.
INEC’s state director of training, Tyokyaa Abary, said that wearing face masks at polling units and all election locations were mandatory.
Abary stated that any voter showing symptoms of COVID-19 such as high temperature, coughing and sneezing would be requested to leave the queue or voting area.
He further stated that training resources such as manuals and DVDs for the election officials would be shared with trainees prior to the training to reduce face-to-face contact.