Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will on 11th of this month publish and present the official register of voters for the Edo governorship election scheduled for September 10 this year.
The commission will also publish the list of nominated candidates by political parties on the same day.
According to a press release signed and issued by the commission, “Section 20 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) provides that the register of voters for an election
shall be issued not less than thirty days before such an election. Also, Section 34 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) provides that the list of nominated candidates shall be published not less than thirty days before an election.”
For the Ondo governorship election scheduled for November 26, also this year, the commission said it would on the 26th of this month publish the Notice of Election while commencement of campaigns by political parties would commence on the 28, which is exactly 90 days to the election as stipulated by Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
In the meantime, the commission intends to distribute Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, arising from the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise conducted in Edo State from the June22 to 26 of this year, two weeks to the governorship election.
No date has, however, been scheduled for the distribution.


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