– The United States has told its citizens in Nigeria how to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections
– The country says it is accepting mail-in ballots from US citizens in Nigeria for the November 3 elections
– The citizens of the North American country have been urged to exercise their right to vote
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The United States has released guidelines on how its citizens in Nigeria can participate in the forthcoming general elections.
The guidelines were released by the US Mission Nigeria, which said it is accepting mail-in ballots from US citizens in Nigeria for the November 3 elections.
The statement read: “To participate, request your ballot by completing a new Federal Post Card Application at FVAP.gov. When your ballot arrives, fill it out according to the enclosed directions and bring your ballot to the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to mail it free of charge.”
The United States said the deadline to submit ballot is Monday, October 5, urging people to exercise their right to vote.
The statement added: “If you miss the deadline or can’t come to the embassy or consulate, U.S. citizens still have the option to send their properly sealed ballot via a designated international courier service such as UPS, DHL, or FedEx. Please exercise your right to vote! #USDecides2020.”
In other news, former US vice president Joe Biden was officially nominated on Tuesday night, August 18, as the Democratic nominee for president.
The former vice president tweeted his acceptance after he was adopted as the party’s candidate in a virtual convention.
The historic moment played out with Biden and his wife, former Second Lady Jill Biden, celebrating remotely with family members as the entire convention was virtual.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Russia had been accused of trying to meddle into the U.S elections again.
Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders warned Russia to stay out of the U.S elections after disclosing that senior U.S officials told him in a classified briefing that Moscow was trying to help him win. Senator Sanders, 78, is considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
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