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.