2023 Elections: 1m officials for 176,846 polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it would deploy not less than one million electoral officials for the 2023 general elections.

The 1m officials will man 176,846 polling units across the country.

INEC also said the continuous voter registration will end on June 30.

The Commission’s Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said the election would be governed by the new Electoral Act 2022.

Yakubu spoke at the Public Presentation of the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (SP) and the 2023 Election Project Plan (EPP) in Abuja.

“The election will involve an estimated one million electoral officials (both permanent and temporary or ad hoc staff) deployed to 176,846 polling units in 8,809 wards and 774 local government areas across the country.

“The election will be governed by a new Electoral Act 2022, which contains many progressive provisions that will enhance the capacity of the commission to conduct elections and manage the electoral process better,” he said.



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