The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it will commence the decentralisation of the on-going Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise to the reg-istration areas in Anambra state, ahead of the November 18Governorship Election in the state.
The commission stated in a statement issued yesterday that the decentral-ised exercise, which begins today, will enable more people, especially those living in the rural areas to register and be part of the voting exercise in the governorship election, adding that the CVR exercise in the state would continue till Tuesday 15, August 2017.
INEC stated that the decentralised ex-ercise will now spread from the 21 lo-cal government areas in the state to the 326 Registration Areas in the state, adding that the decision is aimed at bringing the exercise closer to the people as well as to ensure every eligible Nigerian in the state is captured in the exercise.
The Commission, however, warned that the exercise in Anambra should not be misunderstood for a fresh vot-er registration, but should be seen as an opportunity for eligible citizens who have not registered before and those whose names were not found on the voters register to get regis-tered.
“The CVR exercise also provides a window for those who wish to trans-fer their registration details to anoth-er location to do so, as well as to pro-vide room for those who have lost their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to apply for replacements”, the statement added.
The Commission noted that it would display the register at the registration centres from Wednesday 16th August to Sunday 20th August, to enable reg-istrants check the details of their reg-istrations and seek for correction where necessary.