According to the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, the continuous voter registration period will finish on July 31, 2022.
In a press release on Friday evening, INEC made this information public.
Additionally, they stated that Nigerians might now continue the CVR procedure on weekends until it is finished.
The Commission said it met in a session today, Friday 15th of July, 2022 and discussed, among other things, the suspension of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
It said it followed the “judgment delivered by the Federal High Court on Wednesday 13th July, 2022, in which it dismissed the suit filed by SERAP, seeking an extension of the exercise beyond 30th June, 2022.
“The court has affirmed that INEC is at liberty to appoint a date of its choice to suspend the CVR, provided it is not later than 90 days before the date is fixed for the General election,” it said.
INEC stated with the judgment of the Federal High Court:
- The CVR is hereby extended for another 2 weeks until Sunday 31st July 2022,
- The exercise has also been extended to eight hours daily from 9am – 5pm, instead of six hours.
- The exercise is also extended to include weekends, as against only weekdays.
They appealed for the patience and understanding of Nigerians as they concluded the exercise, which will resume after the 2023 general elections.
INEC Announces 31st July 2022 as new Deadline for Continuous Voter Registration pic.twitter.com/hhbzr4827F
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) July 15, 2022