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2019 General Elections: INEC begins Continuous Voter Registration April 27

2019 General Elections: INEC begins Continuous Voter Registration April 27

Ahead of the 2019 general elections ,the Independent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC) yesterday disclosed that it will com­mence a nationwide Con­tinuous Voter Registra­tion exercise on Thursday, April 27.
Chairman of the Com­mission, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, who made the disclosure during a meet­ing with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) held at the Com­mission’s headquarters in Abuja noted that the exer­cise which will take place in the 774 Local Govern­ment Areas will only hold on weekdays, between 9.00am and 3.00pm, ex­cluding public holidays.
“Following consulta­tions with political parties, civil society organizations and the media, the Com­mission convened a special meeting today with the RECs and Administrative Secretaries (ASs) from all the 36 states of the federa­tion and the FCT to final­ize its preparation for the commencement of the na­tionwide Continuous Voter Registration exercise.
“Specifically, the meet­ing considered the meth­odology, modalities and effective date for the commencement of the exercise nationwide and agreed as follows; that the nationwide CVR shall commence on Thursday April 27, 2017in each of the 774 LGA of the federation.
“The exercise shall take place on weekdays from 9.00am to 3.00pm exclud­ing public holidays. The exercise is intended to enable citizens who have turned 18 years of age since the last registration as well as those who did not register during the last exercise to register as vot­ers.
“It will also allow those seeking transfer of their registration from one State to another to do so. Distribute uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to those who could not collect them before or since the last General Elections. En­able citizens who have the Temporal Voters Cards (TVCs) but whose names are on the register to col­lect their PVCs,” he noted.

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