Over 200,000 voters registered in the on-going Continuous Voters Registration exercise in Anambra state according to a statement released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Solomon Soyebi, who revealed this on a breakfast television show in Abuja, Tuesday, said that the enthusiasm shown by voters was a welcome indication that the turnout will be massive during the election.
Soyebi said that the over 200,000 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) would soon be ready for collection in the state, adding that about 3million new voters have so far been registered nationwide.
“With this large number of turnout for registration, it’s an indicator that we are going to have a lot of people coming out to vote. So, logistically, we are ready,” he stated.
The National Commissioner explained other arrangements by the electoral body saying: “The issue of voting points in Anambra is going to come alive; we are going to be voter-friendly; where we have more than 500 voters, the voting points will come alive like polling units. Of course, the electronic transmission of results will go side by side with the manual format. We want to really experiment the e-transmission just for the sake of test running.”
The Gubernatorial election in Anambra is scheduled for November 18th, 2017.