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INEC: Online voter registration tops two million

Indications that Nigerians will turnout in good numbers to vote in the next general election have emerged as over two million people have registered within two months after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), launched the online Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
This was the submission of Barrister Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a press statement made available to journalists on Monday, August 23, 2021, in Abuja.
According to the statement, no fewer than 2,215,832 new registrants have been recorded in just eight weeks of the launch of the online registration.
Okoye’s statement read in parts: “The number of fresh registrants since the launch of the online registration portal on 28th June 2021 has now exceeded two million. As at 7am today Monday 23rd August 2021, the number of new registrants is 2,215,832.
Similarly, four weeks ago, the Commission commenced the in-person or physical registration as well as the completion of online pre-registration in our State and Local Government Area offices nationwide. The numer of completed registration now stands at 430,363.
Detailed distribution of the online and completed registration by State/FCT, age, gender, occupation and disability has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms for public information.
Once again, the Commission appeals to all eligible citizens who have not registered before to seize the opportunity to do so.
For emphasis, the Commission wishes to reiterate that those who have already registered as voters need not register again.
However, those who wish to transfer to another place where they wish to vote in future elections or who have issues with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) may apply online or in-person for resolution” .


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