Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commissioner and chairman of Information and Voter Education committee, Mr Festus Okoye has said that the commission is working within its timelines for the country to resume its continous voter registration on June 28.
The commissioner stated this on sunday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Okoye said that the commission is on course to develop an online portal to be deployed for the exercise.
“The online registration portal is almost ready and will be rolled out for the continuous voter registration which will kick-off by June 28.
“The online portal has been demonstrated and adjustments made. It will have an online locator of registration areas and polling units. The commission is working within the framework of its timelines”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that INEC has fixed June 28, to resume its suspended CVR.
The chairman of the Independent National Elecoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had announced that the exercise will continue until the third quarter of 2022.
Mahmood announced that the commission wll replace its direct data capture (DDC) machine, introduced in 2011, for voter registration, with a new technology called INEC Voter Enrolment Device (IVED).
According to the chairman the job includes expansion of voter access to polling units by May 11, building and testing the online registration portal by May 15 and arrival of the new IVED by May 31.
Yakubu said other activities like recruitment and training of voter enrolment staff, June 14, and restart of CVR, June 28.