INEC Extends Continuous Voter Registration In Edo



Due to appeals from stakeholders, the Independent National Electoral Commission yesterday extended the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration in Edo state by four days.

The electoral body has announced an extension for the registration exercise, initially set to conclude today , Wednesday. The new deadline is now Sunday, June 9, 2024, allowing more eligible individuals to register.

In a statement on Tuesday, Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, announced that the commission made this decision during a meeting held in Abuja.

The statement also announced that registration hours have been extended to 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Additionally, the number of registration centers has been increased to include all 18 Local Government offices in the state, alongside the existing 192 wards and the state offices in Benin City .

It stated that as of Monday, June 3, 2024, the registration exercise has recorded significant progress, with new voters registered.

The statement read, “Furthermore, the number of centres has been increased beyond the 192 wards and the State offices in Benin City .

“More machines will also be deployed to areas identified to have peculiar needs such as difficult terrain or communal issues. Like the Ward registration centres, detailed information on the names and location addresses of the LGA offices have also been uploaded to our website and social media platforms for the guidance of registrants in the two states.

“The public should please note that Final figures will be published on a state basis for all categories of registrants at the conclusion of the exercise, following data clean-up using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

“The Commission urges all eligible voters to take advantage of this extended period to register, transfer, or correct their personal information on their PVCs as stipulated by law. Please note, no additional extensions will be provided.


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