Knowing how to avoid invalid votes on December 7th, 2020 is important if we are to ensure every vote cast is counted as valid.
On Monday, when you get to the polling station and the ballot paper handed to you, please FLIP it over and make sure the back has been STAMPED by the EC.
If there is no stamp at the back, please RETURN it and ask the electoral officer to stamp it.
That stamp is called the VALIDATION stamp.
Without the EC VALIDATION stamp at the back of your ballot paper, your ballot will be declared INVALID and therefore not COUNTED.
Again ensure that, after thumb printing in the box located by the candidate you voted for, clean the remaining ink from your fingers very well before folding the ballot paper in the right manner.