The Electoral Commission will on Saturday test-run its upgraded Biometric Registration Kits [BVR Kits] in a pilot voter registration exercise some selected polling stations across the country.
A statement issued by the Commission said the upgrade of the kits is meant for the “impending limited registration exercise and subsequent registration exercise”
Meanwhile, the Commission has explained that the data collected during the pilot registration will not form part of the national register, and allayed the fears of a possible registration.
Also, the commission said a new voters who register in Saturday’s pilot exercise will still have to register in the limited registration exercise before their names could be on the national voters’ register.
The Commission said all individuals who have registered before or are new voters are qualified to partake in the pilot exercise which starts from 9:00am to 4:00pm
“All political parties and prospective voters in the selected polling stations are entreated to participate fully to ensure a successful exercise” it concluded.
The slected polling stations for the pilot exercise