The commission will stop registering new applicants for the voter's card on August 17.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Nigerian public to register for their permanent voter’s card (PVC) with only 31 days left to the closure of the continuous voter’s registration (CVR) exercise.
The commission took to its Twitter account (@inecnigeria) to raise awareness as the country approaches the 2019 general elections. The exercise is scheduled to end by 3 pm on August 17.
The agency tweeted,
“Did you know that you have exactly 31 days, 1 hour, 36 minutes, 29 seconds to register to VOTE for the NigeriaDecides2019 elections. The Commission has decided to suspend the ongoing CVR at 3pm on 17th August 2018 until after the general elections. Use the remaining 31 days wisely!”
The exercise was initially supposed to end in December 2018, 60 days to the February 2018 election as stated in the constitution, but the commission recently changed the date to August to have sufficient time between the capture of data, its processing and the production of the PVCs.
The collection of PVCs will continue until a week to the commencement of the general elections on February 16, 2019.