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2023 Elections: INEC To Resume Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to resume the Continuous Voters Registration nationwide in the second quarter of 2021.

The commission head of ICT, Ibadan, Wunmi Balogun, disclosed this at the training of electoral officers and assistants electoral officers of Polling Units (PUs) in Ibadan on Monday.

Balogun in his statement said the commission would use INEC Voters Enrolment Devices for the CVR instead of the Direct Data Capturing Machine.

Mutiu Agboke, Oyo INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said the training was to address the challenges faced by voters on access to polling units during elections.

“What we are doing is to x-ray the paper that we have with our staff, particularly those manning our offices in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) and their assistants.”

“These officers have been taken through the process to understand the challenges faced by voters in accessing polling units,” NAN quoted him as saying.

He further stated that the commission will work out strategies to ensure that the issues regarding excessive voter turnout in certain locations are resolved.