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INEC set to begin voter registration after Ondo poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the nationwide continuous voter registration has been scheduled to take place after the Ondo governorship election.

Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman,  made this known in Abuja in an interview with the Newsmen.

He said the voter registration will not be carried out in Ondo State with a decision that once the state gubernatorial election must have been over the voter registration will be done nationally by end of 2012.

Mr. Idowu said before the governorship elections in Kogi and Adamawa states INEC piloted the exercise and the updated register was used to conduct the elections in both states.

He said that similar exercise was carried out in Bayelsa but because of the electoral law that stipulated that the register you were going to use for an election must be displayed 30 days before the election, the time was abridged by the Supreme Court judgment that was given in February.

Mr. Idowu said the commission also wanted to do the exercise in Edo because there was enough time but the political stakeholders in Edo kicked against it with some acrimony.

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