Edo State: INEC to distribute permanent voters card


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will commence the distribution of the Permanent Voters Card in 13 states, including Edo State on Friday November 7, 2014 and will end on Sunday November 9, 2014.

In a release signed by the Head of Department (HOD) voter Education and publicity, Mr. Francis Ikefua for the Resident Electoral Commissioner also stated that the continuous voter Registration exercise will hold from Thursday November 13, Monday to November 17, 2014 in the 13 states.

The release listed the 13 states as Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.

According to the release, only those with Permanent Voters Card will be allowed to vote during the 2015 general elections. The release further requests voters to cross-check their names in the displayed Voters Register in their various polling unit where they registered in 2011.

Only those who registered before, but did not see their names in the displayed register are expected to register during the continuous voters Registration exercise, according to the release.

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