INEC begins distribution of Permanent Voter cards on May 23 in Enugu

Continuous Voter Registration is for people who turned 18 years after 2010/2011.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday said it would commence distribution of Permanent Voter Cards, PVC, between May 23 and 25 in Enugu State.

Its Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu, Lawrence Azubuike, who made this known when he briefed journalists in Enugu, said the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, would hold from May 28 to June 1.

Mr. Azubuike said the CVR was not a fresh registration but meant for people who turned 18 years after 2010/2011 registration or those who did not register during the exercise.

“We are aware of the tendency of those who have lost their cards and those who have relocated since the last registration will like to register again.

“The commission has put in place mechanisms both for the replacement of lost cards and transfer of registration upon application by affected persons.

“It is important that people should seek help and make enquiries at any INEC office nearest to them on how to go about it.

According to him, any fresh registration will amount to double registration.

The commissioner said that Enugu State was one of the 10 states in the first phase for the exercise in the country.

Mr. Azubuike said that 621 polling units in the state and over one million eligible voters were targeted for registration in the state.

He said the commission had made adequate provision for
electronic machines, adding that what it had now was much better than the previous exercise.

He pleaded with the media to assist the commission in sensitising the public and to embark on voter education nation wide.

(NAN)


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