It’s hard to deny all that speculation about “things” happening on polling day. It’s sad to say that safety in the streets have not even improved during campaign season. In fact, it’s probably gotten worse. With so many cases of pick-pockets, theft and even murder, it’s good to have a clear
1. Avoid walking behind campaign flags in the streets, even on polling day. You never know who might be hiding behind those flags, and if something were to happen, you may not be able to call out for help since it’s really hard to see anything behind those things.
2. Refrain from having any deep conversation with anyone regarding your political preference. You do not know who you’re talking to and the last thing you want is to cause a debate and get yourself into trouble while you’re there.
3. Head straight home as soon as you cast your vote. There’s no saying what might happen during that period. Your priority should be your safety and of your family. There’s no point risking the lives of your loved ones because you’re feeling nosey.
4. Listen to the news about any news regarding traffic or any form of obstruction related to the elections and polling. A lot of people have predicted protests and whatnot, and whether or not it’ll happen, it’s best to stay updated.
5. If you’re going out for a walk alone, avoid carrying your valuables with you, especially your identification card. If you’re voting and someone mugs you, it puts you in a really difficult position and it immediately diminishes your right to vote.
6. Always make it a point to let people know where you are. And while we’re at it, avoid taking part in any campaigns parties or events that require your identification card for registration. You should also avoid taking part in any demonstrations because it’s hard to predict what might happen after.
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