The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled June 28 as the date for the resumption of Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise ahead of the 2023 elections.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, emphasis will initially be on Anambra State where more centres would be established in view of the governorship election already scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Mr Yakubu said: “Effective from Monday 28th June 2021, the CVR exercise will commence nationwide and carried out continuously for over a year until the third quarter of 2022,” he said.
“However, emphasis will initially be on Anambra State where more centres will be established in view of the governorship election already scheduled for Saturday, 6th November 2021.
“In order to complete preparations for the governorship election, the CVR exercise in the state will be temporarily suspended in August 2021.
“This will enable the commission to clean up the data for the state and print the PVCs (permanent voter cards) for registrants.
“As time goes on, the commission will provide more details on the CVR exercise, particularly the innovations that will ensure a safe and stress-free experience for registrants. In doing so, we will fully consult stakeholders.
“In fact, the first in the series of these consultations will take place after the Easter break.”
Mr Yakubu encouraged all various groups of Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity and fulfil their civic responsibility.
The groups to engage in the registration includes Nigerians who are 18 years of age and have never been registered to vote; any registered voter who has had any issue during accreditation at previous elections; all registered voters who wish to transfer their voting locations from the present one to another, who no longer have valid PVCs or who wish to correct their information.