Lokoja - The Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC says it will commence distribution of permanent voter cards to the electorate in Kogi State on May 23.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, announced this in Lokoja on Tuesday.
He said that the distribution of the cards would take place in all the 5,248 polling units in the 21 local government councils in the state.
Agbaje said that only those who participated in the last registration cards would be issued the cards, saying that the decision to distribute the cards at polling units was to facilitate easy collection by voters.
Agbaje said that the distribution of the cards, which will last till May 25, would be followed by registration of voters who had just turned 18 years.
He said that those who did not register in 2011 and those whose names were missing in INEC data base would be captured during the exercise which would last till June 1.
"Worthy of note is that the display for claims and objections is simultaneously carried out with continuous voters registration.
“Those who fail to collect their permanent voter card at the polling unit level will still have the opportunity to do so at INEC local government offices across the state,'' he said.
The commissioner said that the commission was embarking on the exercise as part of strategies to achieve successful conduct of the 2015 elections.
He said that nobody would be allowed to vote in the elections without permanent voter card.
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