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INEC Releases Date For The Commencement Of Voter Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday disclosed that it would begin the online voter registration, via its registration portal, on June 28.

The INEC National Commissioner, Mr. Festus Okoye, made the disclosure at a news briefing on the preparations for the Gwaram bye-election in Dutse, Jigawa state.

“The INEC Voter Registration Portal will be deployed to enable people register online and thereafter go to their respective state or local government office of the Commission to capture their biometrics and facials.

“Those that want to transfer their registration from one place to another can also make use of the online portal.

“Those that have prior issues of accreditation and with damaged or defaced PVC’s can also use the online portal to rectify the challenge,” he said.

Okoye said further that the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, would announce the time for the commencement of the physical registration at the end of the consultation with critical stakeholders.

He, therefore, appealed to all critical stakeholders to rave up their voter education initiatives.

The INEC commissioner also called on civil society groups and the media to assist in educating Nigerians on the import of online voter registration.

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