CVR Online Registration Hits One Million As INEC Commences Physical Capture Of Registrants

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As the Independent National Elector­al Commission (INEC) flags-off the physical registration of Nigerians today across the country, the electoral body has disclosed that the online CVR pre-registration exer­cise, which commenced four weeks ago, has hit the one million mark.

INEC’s National Com­missioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Ed­ucation Committee, Festus Okoye, dropped the hint on Monday, noting that youths still hold the ace among registrants, with a total of 740,063 or 73.5 percent of the online figure.

According to him, young people between ages 18 to 34 years dominate registrants as he urged these youths and others who have done the online registration to proceed to the states and local government offices of the Commission to com­plete their registration.

Okoye said: “As of 7am today, July Monday 26, 2021, the number of new registrants has risen to 1,006,661. The detailed dis­tribution of the registrants by age, state/FCT, gender, occupation and disability for Week Four of the ex­ercise has been uploaded to the Commission’s web­site and social media plat­forms.

“However, the distri­bution by age still shows that 740,063 (or 73.5%) are young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34. As earlier announced by the Commission, physical or in-person registration be­gins today, Monday, July 26, 2021, at our 811 state and local government area of­fices nationwide.

“The exact locations of the designated centres have already been upload­ed to our website and so­cial media platforms. For further details, citizens are encouraged to contact our state offices through the dedicated telephone numbers provided in the uploaded publication.

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“Nigerians who pre-reg­istered online can now complete their registration at those centres based on scheduled appointments. In addition, other Nigeri­ans who prefer to register physically/in-person can now do so at those centres.

“Both online pre-reg­istration and physical/ in-person registration will continue simultaneously until the suspension of the Continuous Voter Reg­istration (CVR) exercise on June 30, 2022, to enable the Commission to clean up the data and compile the voters’ register for the 2023 general elections.“

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