INEC Extends CVR Exercise in Edo, Ondo States

By Israel Adebiyi 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the period of the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in Edo and Ondo States. 

The Commission approved the extension of the exercise from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th June 2024 to enable more eligible persons to register following appeals by stakeholders. 

The electoral umpire took the decision after a meeting on Tuesday, 4th of June 2024. Among other matters, the meeting reviewed the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Edo and Ondo States scheduled to end tomorrow Wednesday, 5th June. Similarly, the duration of the exercise is extended from 9.00am — 5.00pm daily. 

Furthermore, the number of centres has been increased beyond the 397 wards and the two State offices in Benin City and Akure to include all the 36 Local Government offices of the Commission in the two States. 

According to the Commission, “more machines will also be deployed to areas identified to have peculiar needs such as difficult terrain or communal issues. Like the Ward registration centers, detailed information on the names and location addresses of the LGA offices have also been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms for the guidance of registrants in the two States.”

The Commission therefore appealed to eligible voters to seize the opportunity of the extension to register, transfer or correct personal information on their PVCs as provided by law, as no further extension will be granted.

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