The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has slightly adjusted the rule of voting in the Bayelsa governorship election rerun, scheduled to hold today in Southern Ijaw and six other local government areas of the state.
The Commission said all the parties had given their consent to the revised guidelines, which it believes would help to fast-track the exercise today, January 9.
According to the new rule, accreditation and voting will go on simultaneously while ad-hoc officials, observers and journalists are to be given life jackets because of the terrain.
According to INEC, the polling units will open by 8:00am, with a plan to close voting by 2:00 pm local time.
Security has also been beefed up with the police deploying more officials in the state.