2023: INEC Extends Voter Registration Deadline

2023: INEC Extends Voter Registration Deadline
  • PublishedJune 26, 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the June 30 deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) will be extended.

The Commission did not however state how long the extension will last

This was revealed by INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made the disclosure on Saturday during the Youth Vote Count concert at the old parade ground, Abuja.

The awareness campaign was organised by INEC in partnership with European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) and YIAGA Africa.

The event was designed to mobilise youths across the state for the on-going nationwide CVR exercise.

Yakubu said contrary to reports, distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for the ongoing CVR exercise will begin in October, 2022.

According to him, “The youth want to know when the registration will end. I want to assure you on behalf of the commission that the registration won’t end on June 30 for as along as we have you people trying to register, we will continue to register you. In the last five days, we have registered over 14000 Nigerians in this place alone. We have about 50 voter registration machines”.

“Also, by next Monday, we will deploy more machines to register Nigerians. We won’t stop registration until we are satisfy that those who wish to register are given the opportunity to do so.

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