The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has made a decision to extend the daily working hours of voter card distribution centers by at least two hours, in order to permit the centers to open their doors from 12 noon until 6pm, rather than 4pm.

According to a statement issued by the HNEC, this decision was taken as a result of the increasing number of individuals attending the card distribution centers as of late and indications show an increase in the daily average number of cards distributed.

The HNEC announced on Thursday that the number of voters who received their electoral cards has now exceeded one million.