23rd October, 2014
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced that the third phase of the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and continuous voters’ registration exercise would in two week’s time.
Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Baritor Kpagih, who made the announcement in Benin on Thursday, however declined stating the number of PVCs available for distribution to registered voters in the state, but said that the number of PVC will be equal to the number of registered voters.
The exercise scheduled to commence November 7 and ends 9’ 2004 is expected to take place in 13 states including Edo state.
Other states under the third phase are Adamawa, Borno, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.
“Even if I give you the number of permanent voters’ card and people don’t come out to collect will it be of any use. So ask me questions that will help this exercise. I have not received the cards. When the cards comes I will give you the details even unit by unit,” he said, adding that, no collection would be done by proxy and that only those whose names are in the 2011 INEC’s registered are entitled to collect the PVCs.
The Edo REC also disclosed that Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will also be conducted between 13 and 17, 2014, 6or those who might have attained age 18 and above after the 2011 registration exercise and also for those who registered but could not find their names in the register.
“Those who registered before but do not see their names in the displayed register are to re-register during the Continuous Voter Registration exercise.
“The CVR exercise is not for those who wish to transfer. Those wishing to transfer should write to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in their new states of domicile, well before the election, as no transfer will be approved less than 30 days to the election,” he said.
He disclosed that those who have lost their cards or whose cards are damaged could apply for replacement well before the election by writing to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) through the INEC Electoral Officer of the Local Government Area, as no replacement will be approved and no new card will be issued less than 30 days to the election.