Sunday September 19, 2021 8:34 PM

Osun 2022: INEC to make use of Automated Biometric Identification System

The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has said that it would us the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) to remove irregular registrants in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the state.

He made this disclosure , during a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, to roll out the schedule and timetable of the CVR in the state.

According to him, a new date for the commencement of physical registration of voters in the state would now be July 26, 2021 noting that the exercise will end in the middle of May 2022.

He added that the  the registration is scheduled to end on May 2022 in Osun, so as to allow for the commission to print voter cards for registrants and return the same to them, adding that this would make them participate in the state governorship election of July 16, 2022.

Speaking further, he said that online registrants that have scheduled appointments from July 19 to July 23 is to complete their (biometric) registration, would have their appointments rescheduled.

He called on all eligible citizens of the state, who are yet to register, to take advantage of the online and physical registration exercise  to register and carry out their civic responsibility.

The INEC boss, however, “warning on double or multiple registrations as well as underage registration as the Commission would be conducting quarterly display as well as using the Automated Biometrics Identification System (ABIS) to identify and remove irregular registrants.

“Remember that registering more than once as well as underage and alien registrations are offences punishable under the law.” he added.

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