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INEC introduces online portal for voters registration

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2023 Elections: INEC begins CVR today, projects 20 million new voters

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in its attempt to resume the Continuous Voter Education next week, has introduced an online portal for registration.

The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, announced this during a press conference on Monday in Abuja.

In a statement issued on Tuesday titled, “Continuous Voter Registration: Media professionals, INEC agree to sensitise citizens,” the Chairman declared that the online registration will assist to reduce the problem of long queues during Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

Yakubu said, “In the next one week, Monday 28th June 2021, the Commission will resume the Continuous Voter Registration nationwide.

“In doing so, the Commission is introducing a portal to enable eligible Nigerians to commence registration as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide.

“This is the first time a major exercise of this nature is handled partially online, consistent with the Commission’s commitment to continue to deepen the use of technology in the electoral process in Nigeria.

“Just like the expansion of voter access to Polling Units, the Commission appeals to the media for support so that this novel idea will also be successful.”

While speaking on the CVR duration, the Chairman said that the exercise will last “for at least one year.”

He said, “The success of the exercise depends, to a considerable extent, on citizens’ awareness through voter education. There will be new registrants, requests for intra-state and inter-state transfers as well as the replacement of voters’ cards as provided by law.”


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