By Edem Darlington
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on June 28 commenced their routine Continuous Voters Registration CVR, exercise.
But this year, the country’s electoral umpire announced the introduction of it’s portal for online registration.
According to the commission, while the online registration is ongoing, the In-Person registration will begin on July 19 this year. But not too many Nigerians are aware of the opportunities this exercise avails them.
Below are the 10 things you need to know about the exercise.
1. If you turned 18 years this year, you can register and obtain your permanent voters card, PVC.
2. If your PVC is missing, damaged or your name was wrongly spelt, you can apply and get a new one.
3. After your online registration, you will still need to go to INEC office for biometric and facial capture.
4. While at INEC office, ensure you observe all covid-19 guidelines, including the use of face mask.
5. INEC will open centres in all 18 Local Government Area offices from July 19 2021 (additional centres may be open as security situation improves).
6. The entire registration exercise is completely free of charge.
7. There are no special centres, INEC approved cybercafes, scratch cards. (Just your device and access to internet).
8. You cannot register more than once. Double registration is an offence punishable under the electoral act 2010 (as amended). Section 117 of the act will be used to prosecute offenders.
9. Underage registration is an offence punishable under the electoral act 2010 ( as amended)
10. Your PVC is your power. It is non transferable.
The INEC registration portal can be accessed via https://cvr.inec.gov.ng or https://cvr.inecnigeria.org/