6 types of voters in Nigeria, Which of them are you?

Six types of voters in Nigeria
Voters in Nigeria

There are six types of voters in Nigeria. Which of them are you?

The (INEC) defines a voter as someone who has the right to vote in an election.

A voter in Nigeria is a citizen who is 18 years old or older and is duly registered, and whose names and details are on the voter register. In practise, anyone who has the right to vote is a voter.


Every person who has met the legal requirements is eligible to vote and be voted for.

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However, a voter can only exercise that right if he or she has a valid voter’s card, his or her name is on the Register of Voters, and he or she shows up at the polling unit between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Here are five types of voters in Nigeria:

Patriotic voters

This type of voter has strong faith in the electoral system and is motivated by deep patriotism to vote ethically during elections.



They are actively involved in encouraging others to participate in voting for leaders at various levels, not for financial gain but because it is the right thing to do.

They are motivated by their love for their country to see it grow and improve, despite the fact that they are uncommon in Nigeria.


Integrity and Character Voters 

voters These are the voters that will vote for any candidate they believe have integrity and character for the office they sought. Their votes are not based on political affiliation, religious beliefs, or tribes. They vote for who they consider the best-qualified candidate, and often vote across party lines and/or split vote.


‘Our-votes-will not -count’ voters

Since the dawn of time, a sizable portion of the electorate has held the view that their votes do not matter, despite the fact that this belief is gradually fading.

They are uninterested in who is elected to public office because they would rather not vote, but later they will complain about the state of .



Party-member voters

These individuals will vote for a political party to which they belong or have some form of affiliation.

An ardent APC member will not vote for a PDP or member, regardless of which party has the most qualified candidate, and vice versa.


Religious Voters

The predominant religions of Nigerians are Christianity and Islam, which play a crucial role during election campaigns.

We observe candidates for public office using religion to achieve their goals. Consequently, the voters permit their religious beliefs to prevent them from voting for a candidate for any political position.


This type of voter would rather vote for a candidate who shares the same religious beliefs or practises the same religion than one who does not.

Tribal/ethnic voters

The group of voters would only vote for a candidate based solely on tribal or ethnic considerations.

These individuals will vote for a candidate even if they are incompetent or have no chance of winning because they are from the same tribe or ethnic group.


Stomach infrastructure Voters

These voters are sometimes willing to sell their votes due to poverty, hunger, or ignorance.

Those who believe that their votes do not matter also find themselves in this position, as they are willing to sell their votes because they lack faith in the voting process.


Credit: The Nation, Ejes Gist News.




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