INEC: Over 1M Nigerians register online

Four weeks into the introduction of online pre-registration of voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),, over one million Nigerians have registered.

As of 7 a.m yesterday, the number of new registrants was 1,006,661.

Data obtained from the commission’s website show that 740,063 (or 73.5 per cent) are young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34.

In line with the commission’s earlier announcement, physical or in-person registration began yesterday in 811 state and local government area offices nationwide.

INEC National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education Festival Okoye said Nigerians were being encouraged to contact the commission’s state offices through the dedicated telephone numbers provided in the uploaded publication.

He said: “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) on June 30, 2022 to enable the commission clean up the data and compile the voters’ register for the 2023 general election.”



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