INEC To Continue Voter Registration On June 28

On Wednesday, May 19, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made it known that it will continue its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday, June 28.

This update was disclosed during a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT by the chairman of the commission Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

He said that the commission was making efforts to make its registration software updated to make room for the newly established polling units to help intending voters to register. He said;

“However, more work still lies ahead. Apart from the CVR, we shall continue our preparations for two bye-elections scheduled for June 19 in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State,”

He said that the commission was waiting for the House of Representatives for the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency in Plateau and Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State to officially declare their vacancies.

“Furthermore, preparations for the Anambra State Governorship election to be held on Nov. 6 and the FCT Area Council election scheduled for Feb. 12 will be prioritised.

“Similarly, we shall continue our early preparations for the 2023 general elections.

“In this regards, the commission has already established an Election Project Plan (EPP) committee to work on the 2023 election plan.

“The idea is to complete the plan early enough and make sure that we are fully ready for the election, which is now only 640 days away,” he said.

Yakubu said that INEC was active in reaching commitments by stakeholders to extend voter access to polling units.

He stated that the committee would soon meet to complete the collection, coding and subsequent publication of the content.

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