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INEC to Suspend Online Continuous Voter Registration in May

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will suspend its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on 30 June.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Wednesday at the quarterly consultative meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Abuja.

He said the suspension would enable the commission to clean up the registration data, print Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), and make logistics arrangements before the 2023 General Election.

"As you are aware, the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise ends next month i.e. 30th June 2022. Both the online pre-registration as well as the physical registration at designated centres are taking place simultaneously.

"However, online pre-registrants would require time to schedule appointments to complete their registration physically at designated centers. For this reason, the Commission has decided to suspend the online registration in the next three weeks i.e. 30th May 2022," he said.

"This will enable the online registrants to complete their registration physically at the designated centres before the exercise is suspended on 30th June 2022.

"This will enable the Commission to clean up the registration data, print the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and compile the register ahead of the 2023 General Election," he continued.

The chairman added that the commission has reviewed the performance of the recently introduced Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) with a view to enhancing its capacity for the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.


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