The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the commencement of physical registration of voters for Monday, 26th July 2021.
The Commission had earlier fixed the commencement of the exercise for Monday 19th July 2021 but after a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners as the date might be affected by public holidays, the new date was agreed upon.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye communicated this development through a press statement in Abuja.
“With the declaration of Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st July 2021, as public holidays by the Federal Government, the date scheduled for the commencement of physical registration have to be adjusted.
” Consequently, the physical registration of voters will now commence on Monday 26th July 2021.”
Okoye went further to add that Online registrants that have scheduled appointments from 19th July 2021 to 23rd July 2021 will have their appointments rescheduled.
He restated that the Continuous Voter Registration will take place over a period of one year, just as he assured that no citizen eligible to register as a voter will be left behind.