INEC Commits to Deploy Assistive Voting Devices for Persons with Disabilities

It’s been 16 days and counting, since the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) online pre-registration began by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), about 6,558 registrants have clearly indicated their type of disability.
This figures were announced by the Honorable Chairman INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu during a meeting with his Resident Electoral Commissioners held today July 13, 2021 in Abuja.
The commission while in the effort to ensure that electoral processes are all inclusive, the INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu admonishes registrants to indicate their disability status.
Prof. Mahmood Yahaya (Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission)
In our effort to serve all Nigerians better, the commission has requested registrants to indicate their disability (if any). This will enable us to optimally and efficiently deploy assistive voting devices such as braille ballot guide and magnifying glasses for persons with special needs at polling units on election day. So far, we have data for 6,5568 who have clearly indicated their disability status”.
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The INEC Chairman equally announce that the commission will meet later on Thursday July 15, 2021, to review the status of the initially scheduled  physical or in-person registration to commence on Monday 19th July 2021, considering the indications of a public holiday within the week.
the commission is not unaware that we have scheduled the commencement of the physical registration for Monday 19th July 2021. Already there are indications that this date or immediately thereafter may be public holidays. We are also aware that some of the online registrants have scheduled their appointments for the completion for their registration on the dates that are likely to be public holidays. The commission will meet on Thursday this week to review the situation and provide clarity on the matter.”
Below is the CVR activity plan.
CVR Time Table
For full details of his speech, visit https://www.inecnigeria.org

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