INEC Gears Up For Early Voter Registration – Jega

As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, continually strives to make the electoral process better and acceptable to Nigerians, the head of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, Wednesday, said that continuous voter registration would begin early next year, preparatory to the 2015 general elections.

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He said the exercise was intended to avail those who were not yet up to 18 years during the last registration the opportunity to participate in the ongoing electoral processes.

Jega, who spoke at the opening of Election Observation Lessons Learnt Conference in Abuja, assured that there would be no repeat of any of the challenges INEC faced during the 2011 elections.

He said one of the steps the commission had taken to avoid the challenges was the introduction of permanent voter cards, along with card readers, which, he explained, would make double registration impossible.

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