Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the
distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will resume in 13 states of
the federation between 7-9 November.
In a statement issued in
Abuja on Friday, INEC also said that there would be Continuous Voter
Registration (CVR) in the affected states from 13 to 17 November.
According to the statement, the affected states are to be covered under phase three of the exercise.
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It listed the states as Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.
commission advised voters in the states to check their names in the
displayed voters’ registers as only those with Permanent Voter Cards
would be allowed to vote during the 2015 general elections.
added that those who registered earlier but did not see their names in
the displayed register were to re-register during the continuous voter
“The CVR is not for those who wish to transfer.
Those wishing to transfer should write to the Resident Electoral
Commissioner (REC) in their new states of domicile, well before the
“No transfer will be approved less than 30 days to the election,” it said.
stated that those who had lost their cards or whose cards were damaged
might apply for the replacement. “This can be done by writing to the
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) through the INEC Electoral Officer
of the local government area where they registered for their
replacement, well before the election.
“No replacement will be approved and no new card will be issued less than 30 days to the election,” it stated.
commission had earlier distributed PVCs and CVR in 21 states and the
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during the phases I and II of the
The states covered during phase one of the exercise were
Taraba, Gombe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Benue, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Akwa Ibom and
Yobe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi,
Ondo, Oyo, Delta and Cross River were covered during the phase two of
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