August 18, 2018

Voter registration: Shortage of manpower, faulty equipment mar exercise (Punch)

Voter registration: Shortage of manpower, faulty equipment mar exercise (Punch)

Inadequate manpower and faulty equipment are   affecting voter registration in many states, Saturday Punch’s investigations have revealed.

Visits by our correspondents to some Independent National Electoral Commission registration centres across the country showed that while some residents couldn’t register due to unavailability and/or shortage of INEC personnel, others couldn’t because of inadequate and/or malfunctioning machines such as laptop computers and printers.

Investigations this week showed that while residents of states including Lagos, Ondo, Enugu, Ogun and Taraba complained about voter registration, their counterparts in Kastina and Minna said it was hitch-free.

INEC had announced the commencement of the Continuous Voter Registration on April 27, 2017, at designated centres, adding that the exercise would end in December 2018. Read more

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