Your polling unit is the place you vote during an election. In this article, we provide the full list of all polling units in Nigeria and how to locate them.

Currently, there are a total of 176,846 polling units in Nigeria, spread across all Local Governments and wards.

What is a Polling Unit?

A polling unit is an electoral unit created by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the purpose of registration of voters and/or voting.

In simple terms, a polling unit means the place, enclosure, booth, shade or house at which voting takes place.

No voter shall vote in any other way than personally attending the polling unit and voting in the manner prescribed by the Commission.

One is qualified to vote if he is a registered voter and his name appears on the register of voters at the polling unit of registration.


Therefore, a citizen can register to vote or vote at a polling unit.

It is advisable to select a Polling Unit close to your area of residence due to the restricted movement on election days.

Polling Unit Locator Tool

You can locate your polling unit by using the Polling Unit Locator Tool.

The Polling Unit Locator Tool helps you check all the polling units in your State, LGA, ward and community.

To view your polling unit, follow the steps below:

Step 1

Click on the Polling Unit Locator Tool link below

Polling Unit Locator Tool

Step 2

At the down of the Polling Unit Locator Tool, select the following options:

  • State (This is the state you would be voting in)
  • LGA (This is the LGA in which you live and would be voting in)
  • Ward
  • Click “Search”

Example

Here’s the list of Polling Units in Bayelsa State, Yenagoa LGA, Zarama Ward.

All we did was open the Polling Unit Locator Tool and select Bayelsa State, Yenagoa LGA and Ward – Zarama.

Try it for your ward. It’s so simple.

For more information, go to the official INEC website here.


We hope you have learnt something interesting. Do well to share this information with your family and friends.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us using the comment box below. Thank you.

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How to register for your PVC online

INEC Nigeria: FAQs on Recalls

 

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