INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, is set to commence the exercise for the Continuous Voters’ Registration, CVR, on Thursday April 27, 2017, in each of the 774 Local Government Areas of the country. According to the press release issued by the Commission at the headquarters in Abuja, following the consultations with politic parties, civil societies and the media, the Commission convened a special meeting on Wednesday, with Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, and Administrative Secretaries, ASs, from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to finalise its preparations for the commencement of the CVR nationwide. According to INEC, the exercise is intended to enable citizens who have turned 18 years since the last registration and those who did not register to do so and also to allow those seeking transfer of their registration from one state to another or within a state from a polling unit to another. To distribute uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, to those who could not collect them before or since the last general elections as well as enable citizens who have the Temporary Voters’ Cards, TVCs, but whose names are not on the register to collect their PVCs. The exercise shall take place on weekdays – Monday-Friday, from 9am to 3pm, and shall be in the LGA offices of the Commission or such other suitable locations as will be made public by the state offices of INEC.

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