Thursday, 10 August 2017

Anambra 2017: INEC closes voter registration August 15

Ahead of the Governorship election in Anambra scheduled for Saturday 18, November 2017, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has decentralised the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) Exercise in Anambra to the Registration Areas.

The Commission, in a statement signed its Director, Publicity and Voters’ Education by Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, disclosed that the Registration Area level CVR exercise will end on Tuesday 15, August 2017.

The Commission further explained that the move by the Commission to decentralize the registration from the 21 Local Government offices to the 326 Registration Area’s in the state, ‘’is aimed at bringing the exercise closer to the people as well as to ensure every eligible Nigerian in the state was captured in the exercise.’’

The Commission however warned that the Registration Area CVR exercise in Anambra, should not be mis-understood for a fresh voter registration, but 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 registered.

The CVR exercise also provides a window for those who wish to transfer their registration details to another location to do so, as well as to provide room for those who have lost their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to apply for replacements.

The statement further disclosed that the Commission would display the register of voters in Anambra state at the registration centres from Wednesday 16th August to Sunday 20th August, to enable registrants check the details of their registrations and seek for correction where necessary.

The CVR exercise in Anambra state will officially be suspended on the 16th of August, 2017 until after the governorship election to enable the Commission print and distribute the PVCs of all registered voters in Anambra state.

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