THE collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states will kick off on September 2, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said on Tuesday.
Ahead of the kickoff, the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in both states have been asked to organise stakeholders’ meetings at the state and local government levels between August 26 and 30.
The RECs are to sensitise the stakeholders on the modalities for the collection of the PVCs.
The decision was reached on Tuesday at the INEC management meeting.
The decision reached according to the commission is that “the Resident Electoral Commissioners of the two States shall organise stakeholders’ meetings in the states and local governments between the 26th and 30th of August 2019 to sensitize stakeholders on the modalities for the collection of PVCs from the registration areas and in the various communities.
“The collection of PVCs in the two states will take place at the Registration Areas (RAS)/Wards in each of the local governments and Distribution Officers (DOs) trained by the commission will carry out this assignment.
“There will be two teams of DOs per local government area and the officers will rotate the distribution of the PVcs in the Registration Areas (RA) or from community to community, based on a schedule agreed upon by the REC and the stakeholders.
The Commission will commence the exercise on the September 2, 2019, and this will last till the 30h day of September 2019 between 9.00a.m to 3.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday).”