Multiple Registration: Hard Times Await Violators – INEC

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), commences another round of voter registration exercise, voters in Edo State have been warned against multiple registration.
INEC’s National Commissioner (South-South), Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, gave the warning at the launching of the continuous exercise in Benin, Thursday.
Mrs. Agbamuche-Mbu who spoke through the Administrative Secretary, Edo State Office, Mr. Oscar-Lee Amaechi, said perpetrators of multiple registration would be prosecuted.
She explained that multiple registration is prohibited and would not be allowed, saying anyone caught registering more than once would not be spared.
According to her, the primary aim of the exercise was to effect the registration of eligible voters and distribution of Permanent Voters’ Registration Cards (PVCs) to voters who did not register during the last registration exercise.
Besides, the INEC’s National Commissioner said the exercise was also to update the voters’ register to reflect transfers and deaths in accordance with section 10 of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.
“Registration must be done in person and not by proxy, multiple registration is prohibited. Temporary Voters’ Cards (TVCs) will be issued to registrants at the point of registration,” adding that PVCs of voters registered in the first quarter would be ready for collection in the third quarter.
The INEC National Commissioner further announced that the PVCs of voters registered in the second quarter would be ready in the fourth quarter.
She urged political parties to mobilise their supporters to come out to register and collect their PVCS, as it was a condition for voting at elections.
The continuous voters registration exercise commenced in the State on April 27 and is expected to end by July 25, 2017.

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