Knowledge is power, as is popularly said, and lack of knowledge of the electoral process of one’s nation makes one a subject, rather than citizen. What makes the difference between citizens and subjects is the type and volume of information possessed. This paper discusses the electoral process in Nigeria in relation to the principal actors in the process, namely, the electorates, the political players, the electoral body, the Judiciary and the Government. They roles of each principal actor are highlighted. The current state of awareness of the electoral process in Nigeria is explained as well as factors leading to this state. Information Technology and its growth in Nigeria are reviewed. The Methodology for creating people’s awareness towards the electoral process in Nigeria is proposed and evaluated. The challenges facing the advancement of Information Technology in the country are enumerated and a conclusion is drawn.
- electoral process,
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