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2019: INEC May Suspend Voter Registration In August



INEC may suspend voter registration in August

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. (Photo credit: File photo).

INEC Gives Update On 2019 General Elections

Indications have emerged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may suspend the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in August.

Chairman of the electoral body, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while briefing newsmen in Abjuja on Thursday, explained that from previous experience, the timeline required from the close of registration to the point of production and issuance of PVCs to prospective voters was about 120 days.

“This time span is required for the purpose of claims and objections and other backed activities including running the Business Rules and Automated Fingers Identification System (AFIS).

“Another 30 days is required from the date of PVC production to the point of issuance to registered voters for the purpose of quality assurance, packaging and movement from the Central Store to the respective state and Local Government Area offices”, he said.

Speaking on the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states scheduled for July and September 2018 respectively, Prof Yakubu disclosed that the commission had ended the voter registration exercise in the states.

The INEC boss also revealed the commission was devising strategies to ensure that owners of PVCs collect such before the scheduled 2019 general elections in the country.

Source: Naija News

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