2023 Elections: INEC Commence Biometric Capturing

In preparation for the 2023 elections, INEC spokesman said that the CVR exercise, which commenced on June 28 with the online pre-registration process was to reduce congestion at the state and local government offices of the commission during the biometric capturing and physical registration.

In the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise in Lagos State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun biometric registration and capture of applications.

Femi Akinbiyi, the INEC spokesman in Lagos, told reporters about it on Monday.

The activity is taking place at INEC headquarters in Sabo, Yaba, and all INEC offices in the state’s 20 local government areas, according to him.

Mr Akinbiyi noted that prospective voters, who have completed the online CVR pre-registration and those who have not done so could visit INEC offices in their areas to get captured.

He said: “Now, that the physical registration in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) has commenced, we want all Lagos residents that have applied online to come down for their biometrics.

“They should come and complete the exercise they started online by having their biometrics.

“Those that do not have Android phones to register can also come for registration at the INEC state office in Yaba and in any of our 20 local government area offices in Lagos State.

“Especially, we advise that those who can go online for pre-registration should do that to lessen the burden and reduce crowd at the various centres.

“The commission’s offices will be open between 9: 00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday every week to attend to the applicants,’’ he added.

The spokesman said that the CVR exercise, which commenced on June 28 with the online pre-registration process, was to reduce congestion at the state and local government offices of the commission during the biometric capturing and physical registration.

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