Election and electoral bodies in Nigeria V

Civic Education JSS 3 Second Term


Election and electoral bodies in Nigeria V

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning of electoral malpractices

2. Discuss ways to prevent electoral malpractices


1. Meaning of electoral malpractices

2. How to prevent electoral malpractices in Nigeria


Meaning of Electoral Malpractice

Electoral Malpractice is an injurious, negligent, or improper practice and an illegal interference aims to increase the number of votes for the favoured candidate, and decrease the vote share of the rest candidates in the process of elections.

This is the interference or manipulation of the electoral process by the electoral commission, political parties and candidates. It include the following: - fake ballot papers, manipulation of votes, artificial scarcity of electoral materials, underage voting, thuggery, financial inducement and other corrupt practices, fake manifestoes.

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