The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it would end all transfer cases of voters in Kogi and Bayelsa ahead of governorship elections in both states, on Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, respectively.
This was made known in its daily bulletin issued on Monday in Abuja.
According to the commission, the deadline was necessary following its directive that all transfers of voters must be concluded 45 days to an election, as the 45 days deadline was to enable it to effect the integration of the transferred names into the register of voters in each of the states.
Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections have been scheduled to hold on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, respectively.
It also stated that the register of voters is to be certified and published not later than 30 days to an election.
“A person who has relocated to another place outside the (polling) unit in which he/she registered cannot vote in his/her new location unless he/she transfers his/her registration,” it said.
The commission therefore advised any voter who intends to transfer his/her registration to write an application to INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi or Bayelsa.
“The application should be written through the Electoral Officer of the local government area where he/she is currently residing.
“Such an application should contain the current address of the applicant. This will assist the commission in allocating the Polling Unit (PU) nearest to him/her,” it said.
It added that the applicant should attach a photocopy of his/her Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to the application. (NAN)