If you have not done your voter registration, you can forget about voting in the 2019 election.
The exercise would continue only after next year’s general elections are over.
The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ended on Friday after an earlier extension to enable more eligible voters partake in the exercise.
So, the electoral body has insisted that there would be no further shift in the deadline of the process.
According to Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to INEC Chairman, this is due to the time required to, among other things, undertake all the backend activities needed to produce the PVCs.
He said that the Commission has registered 13.6 million new voters since April last year, when the process started and that is a lot of PVCs to produce already.
With that number, citizens would be imagining the trouble they have to go through to collect their PVCs but he said that this will not be a problem.
“If you go to the right centre, your PVC will be waiting for you. But if you go to the wrong centre, you will not be able to get your PVC,” he said.
He added: “Nigerians can also check their status on our website via http://voterreg.inecnigeria.org and follow the instructions.
“Alternatively, they can check by sending an SMS in the following format- State, Last Name and Voter Identification Number (VIN) to 0817 164 6879. They will receive a response within 20 minutes.”
Good idea, if it truly works.
Meanwhile, collection of PVCs continues until one week to the general elections but be smart, do not wait till the last minute.