INEC Gives New Date for Resumption of Continuous Voters Registration

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INEC gears up preparations for the country’s next general elections in 2023 as it announces June 28 as resumption date for Continuous Voters Registration

The INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while addressing pressmen during a media briefing at the commission’s headquarters on Thursday, April 1, in Abuja.

A series of tweets he shared on the commission’s Twitter page, Professor Yakubu explained that the exercise could not recommence majorly as a result of COVID-19.

He further noted that the commission has set aside the Direct Data Capture Machine, and would introduce a new device, INEC Voter Enrolment Device (IVED).

He also revealed that the new device was developed by its in-house software engineers to be compatible with the android operating system, stating that the engineers were also developing a portal where Nigerians can register for the exercise to reduce the usual rush experienced, and to avoid breach of the COVID-19 protocols.

He however explained that the National Identity Number (NIN) would not be made mandatory for the registration exercise but could be used at the point of registration as part of the means of identification.

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INEC chairman stressed that emphasis would be on Anambra state, INEC chairman added that the registration would be conducted in one year.

It could be recalled that the electoral commission’s chairman disclosed February 18, 2023 date for next presidential election during a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

 Meanwhile, the electoral commission’s chairman charged members of the House of Representatives to make a swift move on the amendment while inaugurating a special on the review of the 1999 constitution.

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