Voting Day is only hours away. As a first time voter, there are a couple of things on should know before fulfilling your civil duty and casting your vote. Here are the top 5 tips for anyvoter who might be going to the ballot for the first time.
1.Carry Your Identification Card
Your National identification card is essential to you casting your vote. If you regeistered as a voter with your national identification card or yor passport, use whichever one you used to register. Your vote is your voice, so make sure you pay attention when interracting with the Intedependent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials. To avoid wasting your vote, feel free to ask questions on which vote slip goes into what box.
2. Avoid Carrying Your Mobile Phones Or Carrying Campaign Items
On election day, the tension at polling stations is at a high. At a first time voter, your contribution to a sense of peace as you cast your vote is useful. According to IEBC, voters are advised to avoid talking on their mobilephones or wearing any campaign branded clothing while at the polling station.
3. DoYour Bit And Go Home
Once your cast your vote at the ballot, it is important to leave the election polling station. Do not mill around, claiming to wait for the election results. When you do fulfil your civic duty, leave the premise and wait to learn about the outcomes while at home. Do not allow politicians to use you for voilence or worst still to affect the running of the nation to their benefit.