IRI Watches Polls in Osun State, Nigeria

  • Alyssa Rickard

The International Republican Institute (IRI) was present for the off-cycle gubernatorial elections on September 22, 2018 in Osun State, Nigeria.

We traveled to Osun State, Nigeria to assess recent reforms pursued by the electoral commission and security forces to improve the electoral environment ahead of the 2019 general elections. We also contributed to the findings and recommendations of a second pre-election assessment mission, conducted jointly with the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Below are photos from election day.

Vote Counting in Oshogbo
Lining Up to Vote in Ilesia


Voters Verifying their Biometrics Through the Smart Card Reader
IRI/NDI Delegates Assessing a Polling Unit
Anti-Vote Buying Education Posters
Staff Interviewing Polling Officials in Osun State
Assistant Presiding Officer in Osun State
 Proud Citizen Casting their Vote in Osun State
Citizens Verifying Polling Units on the Voters Register


Lining Up to Vote on Election Day in Osun State, Nigeria
Staff and Delegates Visiting Polling Units on Election Day


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