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INEC fixes May 28 to June 1 for beginning of continuous voter registration

25/04/2014 18:25

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it would begin the Continuous Voter Registration nationwide from May 28 to June 1.

This decision is contained in the daily bulletin of the commission released in Abuja on Friday.

According to the bulleting, the CVR would be preceded by a nationwide distribution of Permanent Voter Register in states to be involved in the launch from May 23 to May 25.

The CVR is expected to be in three phases.

Those in the first phase are, Taraba, Gombe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa.

While the dates of the CVR of the outstanding phases and states are yet to be released by the commission, each phase of CVR will be preceded by the distribution of PVCs.

It said, "The decision to stagger the CVR exercise and the distribution of PVCs is informed by lessons learnt by the commission from the recent CVR exercise and distribution of PVCs in Ekiti and Osun states."

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