INEC converts 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa

By Onimisi Alao, Yola

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to make a complete of 4,104 polling units obtainable in Adamawa State for the 2023 elections.

The new complete will comprise present 2,609 polling units and 1,495 voting points being transformed into polling units.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gave the indications on Wednesday, saying the conversion of the voting points to full-fledged polling units is ongoing.

Adamawa Resident Commissioner of INEC, Kassim Gaidam, at a stakeholders’ interactive session in Yola, stated transformed VPs could be moved from the vicinities of PUs the place they at present exist to outer places the place they might serve residents higher.

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He defined conversion of VPs and relocation particularly to new settlement areas was meant to improve booth-level voter entry.

He stated: “In Adamawa State, there are 1,495 VPs to be transformed to PUs. The goal is to decongest cubicles with many VPs and handle the large problem of poor turnout or voter apathy throughout elections by finding such PUs in public buildings nearest to the people who find themselves both unserved or underserved.”

According to him, in any case, VPs have develop into PUs, “focus will likely be on graduation of the continual voter registration scheduled for June 28.”

He assured all plans for the registration train are accomplished and urged those that have reached 18 years or switch their registration, these with mutilated PVCs and those that have by no means registered earlier than, to be prepared for registration.

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