The Chairman, independent National Electoral commission, lNEC Professor Mahmood Yakubu,has announced that the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise will resume on June 28 across the country.
Addressing the press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja,the chairman disclosed that the electoral umpire has set aside the Direct Data Capture Machine, and would introduce a new device being developed by its in-house software engineers for the exercise saying that the new device, Voter Enrolment Device (IVED) was developed to be compatible with the android operating system.
The lNEC Boss also hinted that the engineers were developing a portal which Nigerians can register for the exercise to reduce the usual rush experienced and avoid breach of the COVID-19 protocols.
Professor Yakubu, said the registration would be conducted in one year, while emphasis would be on Anambra State where a Governorship Election has been scheduled to hold in November this year.
Here is the schedule:
Calendar For CVR
May 11, 2021 – Expansion of voter access to polling units
May 15, 2021 – Building and testing the online registration portal
May 31, 2021 – Arrival of the new generation of registration devices – IVED
June 14, 2021 – Recruitment and training of voter enrolment staff
June 28, 2021 – Restart of CVR.
Professor Yakubu noted that Nigerians above 18 years who have never been registered to vote are those that are qualified for the CVR exercise.