The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega said that in the third week of October, the commission will begin the registration of voters. In addition, he commission has acquired 120,000 Direct Data Capturing Machines (DDCM).

We at Yada are using this means to encourage our readers to get registered and participate in the upcoming election. Remember if you don’t voe, your unused vote might be used to rig the election. What are you going to do?

I am going to vote. Come join me.

ELECTION TIMETABLE HIGHLIGHTS

* Oct 13, 2010: Election Notice
* Nov 1 -14, 2010: Voters’registration
* Nov 20 -25, 2010: Display of voters’list
* Dec, 16, 2010: Publication of voters’register
* Campaigns:
Oct 17, 2010 – Jan 14, 2011: National Assembly
Jan 21, 2011: Presidential
Jan 28, 2011: Governors, State Assembly
* Oct 12 – 22, 2010: Collection of forms CF001 and CF002
* Returning of forms CF001 and Cf002:
Nov 15: National Assembly
Nov 22: Presidential
Nov 29: Governor, State Assembly
* Nov 22 – Nov 25, 2010: Collection of nomination form
* Submission of Nomination form:
Nov 4: National Assembly
Nov 7: Presidential
Nov 10 – 11: Governors, State Assembly
* List of nominated candidates:
Dec 16: NationalAssembly
Dec 23: Presidential
Dec 30: Governors, State Assembly
* Jan 8- Jan 22, 2011: Submission of party agents’ names to RECs .

Courtesy the Vanguard

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