Ahead of the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa States scheduled for 21st November and 5th December, 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conduct Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the two States from 2nd to 7th September, 2015.
The five-day exercise will afford an opportunity for three groups of eligible registrants to register in order to vote:
• Those who were eligible but did not register before the 2015 General Elections;
• Those who are eligible but whose names are not in the Voters’ Register, and
• Those who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years since the last Voter Registration exercise.
The CVR exercise will take place at the Local Government Area (LGA) level. It will also commence daily (during the scheduled five days of the exercise) from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
On Friday last week, the Commission addressed stakeholders in Lokoja, Kogi state, urging prospective registrants to turn out in large numbers and to take advantage of the exercise to register in order to vote. A similar stakeholders’ forum will be held on Thursday 27th, August, 2017 at Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.