INEC Urges Media To Mobilise Voters For CVR In Edo, Ondo

INEC Urges Media To Mobilise Voters For CVR In Edo, Ondo

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to media organisations in the country to join in mobilising prospective registrants for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Edo and Ondo states which resumes from May 27 to June 5, 2024.

The INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the appeal at the second regular quarterly consultative meeting with media organisations at the commission‘s headquarters in Abuja yesterday.

Yakubu said the media could assist the commission particularly by emphasising the need to register early and not wait until the deadline approaches when the registration centres will be inundated by eleventh hour registrants.

The INEC boss reiterated that the CVR is only open to new registrants and those who seek to transfer their registration, saying persons who are registered as voters should not attempt to register again as double or multiple registration is illegal.

He said, „Early this week, the Commission announced the plan to resume the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) as part of our preparations for the Edo and Ondo State Governorship elections. The CVR in the two States will enable eligible citizens who are not registered voters to do so.

„Similarly, registered voters also have the opportunity to transfer their registration from other states of the federation to Edo and Ondo states or from one location to another within the states. Lost or damaged voters’ cards will be replaced during the exercise.

„The CVR will take place simultaneously in the two states from Monday 27th May 2024 to Wednesday 5th June 2024 from 9.00am to 3.00pm daily including the weekend.

„The commission therefore appeals to the media to join us in mobilising prospective registrants for the exercise, particularly on the need to register early and not wait until the deadline approaches when the registration centres will be inundated by eleventh hour registrants.“

 

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