Enugu – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has commenced its second quarter Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) within Enugu State, while calling on stakeholders to intensive mobilisation for its success.
Dr Emeka Ononamadu, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Enugu State, disclosed this on Thursday in a press briefing on the 2nd Quarter of the CVR within Enugu State.
The CVR registration is expected to start from 8a.m and ends by 3p.m each working day.
It would be recalled that INEC had registered a total of 12,832 new eligible voters in its just-concluded first quarter CVR in Enugu State.
During the first quarter exercise, a total of 1,721 transfers and updates were made, a total of 658 residents applied for replacement of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) while 945 voter transfers were made.
A total of 776 corrections were made and a total of 3,294 photo and fingerprints were uploaded and updated; while the commission completed a successful registration activities display period for electorates concerned to make claims and objections.
The Enugu REC said the 2nd Quarter of the CVR is in keeping with the CVR timetable published by the Commission before the commencement of the CVR.
He said that the exercise, which would run till December 2021, would have the online pre-registration component continued along with the physical registration.
“It is imperative to bring to the knowledge of prospective registrants and stakeholders that INEC has opened its doors to continue with the registration of eligible voters in Enugu State.
“Stakeholders are encouraged to use this opportunity to:
“Ensure that all eligible persons who have turned 18 years and have not registered before should go and register in each of our offices in the 17 LGAs of the state and INEC state office in Independence Layout, Enugu.
“Apply for replacement of misplaced or lost Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
“Transfer from one polling booth to another either within the state, LGA or Ward.
“Correct wrong data in their previous registration and collect their permanent voters’ card which they were unable to collect during the registration,” he said.
The REC who said it was imperative to note that to register as a voter is a necessary civic responsibility for all citizens, noted that the first quarter of the CVR saw a low participation and a closing population surge.
“We appeal to stakeholders to reverse the trend to have more registrants at the beginning to avoid rush at the end.
“We encourage stakeholders to support the success of the CVR through intensive and collaborative mobilisation of eligible persons.
“We are also calling on stakeholders to continue to support the security of our men and equipment as they have done during the first quarter,” he said.