The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will end on June 30.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in his remarks at the Commission’s quarterly meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday in Abuja, said INEC would suspend online pre-registration by May 30.
“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 centres.
“For this reason, the Commission has decided to suspend the online registration in the next three weeks, that is May 30.
“This will enable the online registrants to complete their registration physically at the designated centres before the exercise is suspended on June 30.
“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,” Yakubu said.
The INEC Chairman also disclosed that the Commission would by next week finalise the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of future elections.
These, according to Yakubu include the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections as well as the 2023 General Election.
“There are many progressive provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, which require clear understanding to guide implementation.
“One of such provisions is the electronic transmission of election results. At this meeting, we will discuss the implementation of the provisions of Sections 60, 62 and 64 of the Electoral Act 2022 regarding the management of election results.
“We have prepared a document for discussion which is included in your folders for this meeting,” he said
Continuous voter registration closes June – INEC informs Nigerians