The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would commence online voter registration, via its registration portal, on June 28.
The INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, made the revelation on Friday at a press briefing on the preparations for the Gwaram bye-election in Jigawa state.
TheFact Nigeria recalled that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) programme was temporarily suspended on August 31, 2018 due to preparations for the 2019 general elections.
“The INEC Voter Registration Portal will be deployed to enable people register online and thereafter go to their respective state or local government office of the commission to capture their biometrics and facials.
“Those that want to transfer their registration from one place to another can also make use of the online portal.
“Those that have prior issues of accreditation and with damaged or defaced PVC’s can also use the online portal to rectify the challenge,’’ the commissioner explained.
Okoye also said that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, would announce the time for the commencement of the physical registration at the end of the consultation with critical stakeholders.
He, therefore, appealed to all critical stakeholders to rave up their voter education initiatives.
He also called on civil society groups and the media to assist in educating Nigerians on the import of online voter registration.