The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has so far distributed over 1.7 million Permanent Voter Cards in Plateau State.
Mr Yagba Kundu, INEC’s Head of Electoral Operations in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos, on Sunday, that the cards were for those that registered in 2011.
“Those that registered in November 2014 would get theirs before the general elections.
“We collected 1,359,805 PVCs meant for plateau from our headquarters; we have so far distributed 1,728,352 which represents 78.9 per cent.”
He said that the distribution was ongoing at the various registration centres to enable every registered voter get the cards before the elections.
Kundu, however, said that the commission would not accept collection of the PVCs by proxy, and advised prospective voters to go for their cards personally.
He said only voters with with PVCs would be allowed to vote on election day, and advised voters to resolve all pending issues before the election period.
Explaining some of the processes that voters would encounter at the polling units, Kundu said there would be a card reader that would confirm finger prints before a voter was certified, adding that the innovation was to ensure free, fair and credible elections.
“On election day, accreditation of voters will begin at 8 am, and end by 1 pm, while voting will start by 1.30 pm and end by 5 pm,” he said.