Nigeria Electoral Act 2022: Sections + Schedules PDF

Nigerian Electoral Act 2022

The Nigerian Electoral Act 2022 was signed into law on the 25th of February, 2025.

This Act repeals the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 and enacts the Electoral Act 2022, to regulate the conduct of Federal, State and Area Council elections, to make provisions for the restriction of the qualification for elective office to relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999. use of card readers and other technological devices in elections and political party primaries, to provide a time line for the submission of list of candidates, criteria for substitution of candidates, limit of campaign expenses, and address the omission of names of candidates or logo of political parties.

Sections

PART I — (ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF INDEPENDENT NATIONAL
ELECTORAL COMMISSION)

Section 1 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Establishment of Independent National Electoral Commission

Section 2 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Functions of the Commission

Section 3 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Establishment of the Independent National Electoral Commission Fund

Section 4 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Expenditure of the Commission

Section 5 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Annual estimates and accounts

Section 6 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Establishment of office in each State, Federal Capital Territory and Local Government Area

Section 7 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Committees of the Commission

PART II — (STAFF OF THE COMMISSION)

Section 8 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Secretary and other staff of the Commission

PART III — (NATIONAL REGISTER OF VOTERS AND VOTERS’ REGISTRATION)

Section 9 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022National register of voters and voters’ registration

Section 10 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Continuous registration

Section 11 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Appointment of officers

Section 12 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Qualification for registration

Section 13 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Transfer of registered voters

Section 14 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Demand for information regarding registration

Section 15 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Power to print or issue register of voters

Section 16 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Power to print or issue voters card

Section 17 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Custody of voters’ register

Section 18 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Power to issue replacement permanent voters’ cards

Section 19 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Display of the copies of the voters’ list

Section 20 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Revision officer for hearing of claims

Section 21 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Proprietary rights in the voters’ card

Section 22 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences of buying and selling voters’ cards

Section 23 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences relating to register of voters

PART IV — (PROCEDURE AT ELECTION)

Section 24 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Conduct and postponement of election in emergency

See also  Section 1-7 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022

Section 25 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Announcement and declaration of election results

Section 26 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Oath of neutrality by election officials

Section 27 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Appointment of other officers for the conduct of registration of voters and elections

Section 28 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Notice of election

Section 29 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Submission of list of candidates and their affidavits by political parties

Section 30 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Prohibition of double nomination

Section 31 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Withdrawal of candidate

Section 32 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Publication of nomination

Section 33 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Political parties changing candidates

Section 34 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Death of a candidate

Section 35 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Invalidity of multiple nomination

Section 36 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Failure of nomination

Section 37 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Contested election

Section 38 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022When poll is required

Section 39 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Uncontested election

Section 40 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Establishment of polling units

Section 41 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Ballot boxes and voting devices

Section 42 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Format of ballot papers

Section 43 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Polling agents

Section 44 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Notice of poll

Section 45 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Hour of poll

Section 46 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Display of ballot boxes

Section 47 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Accreditation of voters and voting

Section 48 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Right to challenge issue of ballot paper

Section 49 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Separate queues for men and women

Section 50 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Conduct of poll by open secret ballot

Section 51 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Over voting

Section 52 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Ballot not to be marked by voter for identification

Section 53 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Accidental destruction or marking of ballot papers

Section 54 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Visually impaired and incapacitated voters

Section 55 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Personal attendance

Section 56 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Voting at appropriate polling unit

Section 57 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Impersonation by applicant to vote

Section 58 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Conduct at polling units

Section 59 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Closing of poll

Section 60 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Counting of votes and forms

Section 61 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Recount

Section 62 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Post-election procedure and collation of election results

Section 63 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Rejection of ballot paper without official mark

Section 64 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Endorsement on rejected ballot paper without official mark

Section 65 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Decision of returning officer on ballot paper

Section 66 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Declaration of result

Section 67 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Equality of votes

Section 68 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Posting of results

Section 69 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Custody of documents

Section 70 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Step by step recording of poll

See also  Section 136-140 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022

Section 71 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Result forms to be signed and countersigned

Section 72 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Certificate of return

Section 73 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Forms for use at elections

Section 74 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Access to election documents

PART V — (POLITICAL PARTIES)

Section 75 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Powers of the Commission to register political parties

Section 76 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Decision of the Commission subject to judicial review

Section 77 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Political parties to be bodies corporate

Section 78 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Contravention of section 227 of the 1999 Constitution

Section 79 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Symbols of political parties

Section 80 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Allocation of symbols

Section 81 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Merger of political parties

Section 82 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Notice of convention, congress

Section 83 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Monitoring of political parties

Section 84 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Nomination of candidates by parties

Section 85 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences in relation to finances of a political party

Section 86 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Period to be covered by annual statement

Section 87 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Power to limit contribution to a political party

Section 88 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Limitation on election expenses

Section 89 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Election expenses of political parties

Section 90 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Disclosure by political parties

Section 91 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022 – Conduct at political rallies, and processions

Section 92 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Prohibition of certain conduct at political campaigns

Section 93 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Prohibition of use of force or violence during political campaign

Section 94 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Limitation on political broadcast and campaign by political parties

Section 95 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Campaign for election

Section 96 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Prohibition of broadcast 24 hours preceding or on polling day

Section 97 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Campaign based on religion or tribe

PART VI — (PROCEDURE FOR ELECTION TO AREA COUNCIL)

Section 98 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Powers of the Commission

Section 98 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Election to offices of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Councilors

Section 100 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Division of Area Council into registration area

Section 101 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Qualification

Section 102 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Disqualification

Section 103 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Date of Area Council elections and method of voting

Section 104 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Procedure for Area Council elections

Section 105 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Procedure for nomination

Section 106 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Election of Area Council Chairman

Section 107 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Death of Chairman or Vice-Chairman before oath of office

Section 108 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Dissolution of Area Council

Section 109 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Vacation of seat of members

Section 110 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Removal of Chairman or Vice- Chairman

Section 111 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Permanent incapacity of Chairman or Vice-Chairman of an Area Council

Section 112 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Performance of functions of Chairman or Vice-Chairman of an Area Council

See also  Section 9-15 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022

Section 113 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Recall

PART VII — (ELECTORAL OFFENCES)

Section 114 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences in relation to registration

Section 115 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences in respect of nomination

Section 116 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Disorderly behavior at political meetings

Section 117 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Improper use of voters cards

Section 118 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Improper use of vehicles

Section 119 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Impersonation and voting when not qualified

Section 120 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Dereliction of duty

Section 121 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Bribery and conspiracy

Section 122 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Requirement of secrecy in voting

Section 123 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Wrongful voting and false statements

Section 124 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Voting by unregistered person

Section 125 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Disorderly conduct at elections

Section 126 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences on election day

Section 127 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Undue influence

Section 128 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Threatening

Section 129 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Offences relating to recall

PART VIII — (DETERMINATION OF ELECTION PETITIONS ARISING FROM ELECTIONS)

Section 130 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Proceedings to question an election

Section 131 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Establishment of Area Council Election Tribunal

Section 132 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Establishment of Area Council Election Appeal Tribunal

Section 133 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Persons entitled to present election petitions

Section 134 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Grounds of petition

Section 135 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Certain defects not to invalidate election

Section 136 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Nullification of election by Tribunal or Court

Section 137 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Effect of non-compliance

Section 138 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Person elected to remain in office pending determination of appeal

Section 139 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Legal representation of Commission

Section 140 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Rules of procedure for election petition

PART IX — (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS)

Section 141 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Persons disqualified from acting as election officers

Section 142 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022 Election expenses by the Commission

Section 143 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Secrecy of ballot

Section 144 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Prosecution of offence disclosed in election petition

Section 145 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Trial of offences

Section 146 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Inspection of documents

Section 147 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Delegation of powers of the Commission

Section 148 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Regulations

Section 149 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Validation

Section 150 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Procedure for Local Government election in furtherance of paragraph 11 of Part II of the Second Schedule to the Constitution

Section 151 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Repeal of the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010

Section 152 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Interpretation

Section 153 Nigeria Electoral Act 2022Citation

Schedules

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