INEC expands polling units in Ebonyi


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expanded Polling units in Ebonyi to 2947 as against already existing 1785 in the state.

INEC said it has registered more voters across the local government areas in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),  Dr Chukwuemeka Joseph Chukwu stated this during a stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki the State capital.

Chukwuemeka said the meeting was to inform the public on the successful records made on the course of expansion of the PUs and also to inform them on the level of the Commission' s readiness to implement the policy of the expansion in the State.

"The Commission has already trained Electoral Officers EOs and Assistant Electoral Officers AEO on the modalities for the implementation, on the course of the training, participants were trained on capture PU coordinates, use of maps for Identification of new PUs, Coding of new PUs, fieldwork exercise/ Report and guidelines for Expanding voter access to Polling Units". Chukwuemeka explained.

He said the meeting was to formally inform the Public about the conclusion of the exercise.

"Ebonyi now has increase of 1162 which cut across all the 13 Local Government Areas of the State". He said.

He informed that INEC would commence its 2021 continuous Voters Registration CVR on 28th of June, 2021.

He also appealed to the all Nigerians to avail themselves for the exercise.

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