In line with the Independent National Electoral Commissions (INEC) directive that all transfers of voters should be concluded forty five (45) days ahead of the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections scheduled for Saturday 21st November and Saturday 5th December this year, the transfer of voters in Kogi State would end on October 6 while that of Bayelsa State would end on October 20 this year.
A statement issued yesterday by the commission, said the 45- day deadline is to enable it effect the integration of the transferred names into the Register of Voters which is to be certified and published not later than 30 days in each of the two elections.
According to the statement, “people who had relocated to another place outside the polling unit in which they were registered cannot vote in such new location unless there is a transfer in registration.”
It added that “a voter who intends to transfer his/her registration should write an application to INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi or Bayelsa state through the Electoral Officer (E.O.) of the Local Government Area where he/she is currently residing.”
“Such an application should contain the current address of the applicant (as this will assist in allocating the Polling Unit (PU) nearest to him/her) and the applicant should attach a photocopy of his/her Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to the application,” it further explained.