2015 Elections: Voters in Lagos to Get Permanent Cards in November

Eligible voters residing in Lagos will soon be issued their permanent voters card ahead of 2015 elections in the state.

Permanent Voters CardThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, said the exercise will last between 7th and 9th November, 2014.

Apart from Lagos, INEC said it also plans to do same in other states including Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.

The commission added that there would be Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the affected states from 13 to 17 November, advising voters in the states to check their names in the displayed voters’ registers as only those with Permanent Voter Cards would be allowed to vote during the 2015 general elections.

It added that those who registered earlier but did not see their names in the displayed register were to re-register during the continuous voter registration.

“The CVR is not for those who wish to transfer. Those wishing to transfer should write to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in their new states of domicile, well before the election.

“No transfer will be approved less than 30 days to the election,” it said.

INEC stated that those who had lost their cards or whose cards were damaged might apply for the replacement. “This can be done by writing to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) through the INEC Electoral Officer of the local government area where they registered for their replacement, well before the election.

“No replacement will be approved and no new card will be issued less than 30 days to the election,” it stated.

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