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INEC Extends Voter Registration by 2 Days in 10 States

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) taking place in 10 states by two days. This extension is in view of the huge turnout of prospective registrants, and it is intended to give a fair chance to all eligible persons.

This announcement was made by Kayode Robert Idowu, chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, via a press release:

The exercise, which was originally scheduled to end on Sunday, 1st June, 2014, will now run till Tuesday, 3rd June 2014, in the following states: Taraba, Gombe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa.

INEC calls on eligible persons in the states involved in the exercise that are yet to register as voters to use the opportunity of this extension to do so.

CVR is for only the following categories of people:

  • Persons who turned 18 years after the last registration
  • Persons who were 18 years at the time but did not present themselves for registration; and
  • Persons whose data were not adequately captured previously and for whom PVCs were not produced in the last distribution exercise.
For avoidance of doubt, the exercise is not for everyone, including people wishing to transfer their registration data from where they previously registered. It will amount to double/multiple registration, which is an offence punishable under Nigerian law, for anyone who was duly registered previously to present himself/herself for registration during the CVR.

6 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    June 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Extension or no extension am not going to vote this yr, lord knws…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. 1 + The One

    June 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I hope you don’t plan to complain if the wrong people get in this time?

    • otrizzy

      June 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Are you a learner ? your vote does not count .i truly wish and pray a time will come in NIGERIA were our vote will count.

    • Buchi

      June 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      otrizzy, It’s thinking like yours that is the problem with this country- no action, however little, even if it simply voting, is too small. It is better than sitting back and complaining about how things should be. You want things to change? Be the change you seek.

  3. Jo!

    June 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    So for some reason, INEC expects everybody in Nigeria to be in the same place for 4 years?
    Isn’t this stuidity INEC?

  4. Jo!

    June 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    *stupidity

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