Voters Registration: INEC registers 120,600 Nigerians in 9 days

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 120,600 Nigerians have completed their physical registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise between July 26 and August 3.

An update provided by INEC on Wednesday in Abuja indicated that out of 120,600 Nigerians, who had completed their physical registration, 72,075 were male, while 48,525 were female. Also 1,274 in of the figure were people living with disability.

The distribution of the complete registration by states indicated that Anambra had the highest number with 8,624 and followed by Osun with 8,114.

Ebonyi had the lowest number of persons who had completed their registration with 959, followed by FCT with 1,134.

INEC said it has received 1,657,566 applications from Nigerians. The figure of the total applications received included those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and update of voter information record.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement on the update disclosed that as of the same August 3, the number of fresh online pre-registrants stood at 1,377,733.

While INEC started the online registration of voters on June 28, the commission started the in-person (or physical) registration about a month later on July 26.

Eligible citizens who initiated their registration online and those who prefer to register in-person ab initio had the opportunity to do so in the Commission’s State and LGA offices nationwide.

“As of 4pm on August 3, the number of fresh online pre-registrants is now 1,377,733 while 120,600 citizens have completed their physical registration since the exercise commenced on July 26.”

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