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INEC Announces Commencement Of Voter Registration For Edo, Ondo Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the commencement of Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for the Edo and Ondo State Governorship Elections.

The Edo State Governorship election will be held in the next four months on Saturday, September 21, 2024, while the Ondo Governorship election will be held in the next six months on Saturday, November 16, 2024.

INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu made this announcement on Monday during a consultative meeting with political party leaders ahead of the state governorship elections.

Yakubu disclosed that the CVR in Edo and Ondo States will take place simultaneously from Monday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 5 from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily including the weekend.

Yakubu noted that the CVR in the two states enables eligible citizens who are not registered voters to do so.

He said those who are 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 two states.

“Let me reiterate that the CVR is only open to new registrants and those who seek to transfer their registration,” Yakubu said.

According to him, persons who are registered as voters should not attempt to register again, as double or multiple registration is illegal.

The INEC chairman also noted that lost or damaged voters’ cards will be replaced during the exercise but this does require fresh registration.

In addition to the registration of voters, the Commission will also make available the uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for collection during the CVR, Yakubu stated.

“In the coming days, the list of uncollected PVCs will be published in our offices in the two States and simultaneously uploaded to our website. Again, we encourage those who have not collected their PVCs in the two states to seize the opportunity to do so,” he added.



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