The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday it has introduced security features on the ballot papers to curb stuffing.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Bauchi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists.
Abdullahi visited some polling centres in Bauchi Southern Senatorial District to monitor the conduct of the by-election in the state.
“For the first time, we have coded our ballot papers and result sheets according to ward and local government configuration.
“For instance, you cannot transfer the ballot papers from one local government area or one ward to the other.
“Because they all have unique identities, therefore, it is very difficult for anybody to stuff ballot,” he said.
On the conduct of the polls, Abdullahi said the election has been very peaceful, though few technical hitches expected in any operations were tackled appropriately.
According to him, voters affected by the technical hitches will be given opportunity to cast their votes.
He said there were enough security agents in all the polling units to maintain law and order.