The Electoral Commission (EC) has put in place further arrangements for more specialized groups of citizens to participate in the ongoing Voters Registration Exercise at their District Offices across the country.
Beginning Saturday 25th July, 2020, all applicants who are 50 years and above can visit any of the EC’s District Offices across the country to register for their Voters ID Card.
The list has also been extended to include Health Workers and all categories of Security personnel, once they are able to show proof of identification.
A press statement released by the Commission has said.
The Electoral Commission since the 30th of June commenced a nationwide registration exercise which is expected to end on August 6, 2020
As of Monday, 20th July 2020, a total of 9,860,164 applicants had been registered by the Electoral Commission, representing 65.7% of the projected registrable figure of 15,000,000 in the ongoing voter registration exercise across the country, the EC’s own figures revealed.
Special registration centres
The Electoral Commission (EC) has designated its district offices across the country as registration centres for pregnant women, persons living with disability, the aged, and lactating mothers.
This according to the EC is to ensure that eligible voters within these categories are not disenfranchised.
The groups are expected to visit the district offices between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm for their registration.
“Qualified applicants of 60 years of age and above, pregnant women, as well as lactating mothers and persons with disability, may visit our district offices between the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm each day to register,” a statement from the electoral body said.