The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will end in June 30,2022.
The INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu announced this during the quarterly meeting with Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) on Wednesday at Abuja.
Prof Yakubu said the Commission would suspend online pre-registration by May 30, 2022.
According to him, “Both the online pre-registration as well as the physical registration at designated centers are taking place simultaneously “.
However, online pre-registrants would require time to schedule appointments to complete their registration physically at designated centers”.
“For this reason, the Commission has decided to suspend the online registration in the next three weeks that is May 30”.
“This will enable the online registrants to complete their registration physically at the designated centers before the exercise is suspended on June 30”.
“This will enable the Commission to clean up the registration data, print the Permanent Voter’s Cards(PVCs) And compile the register of the 2023 General Election”.
The Commission’s Chairman also disclosed that by next week INEC will finalize the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of future elections which include,” the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections as well as the 2023 General Election “.