Over 2m Nigerians Registered Online In Eight Weeks – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said the number of fresh registrants since the launch of the online registration portal on 28th June 2021 has now exceeded two million.

A statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Committee, Festus Okoye said as at 7am of 23rd August 2021, the number of new registrants is 2,215,832.

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“Similarly, four weeks ago, the Commission commenced the in-person or physical registration as well as the completion of online pre-registration in our State and Local Government Area offices nationwide. The number of completed registration now stands at 430,363.

“Detailed distribution of the online and completed registration by State/FCT, age, gender, occupation and disability has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms for public information,” he added.

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The Commission appealed to all eligible citizens who have not registered before to seize the opportunity to do so, adding that those who have already registered as voters need not register again.

However, those who wish to transfer to another place where they wish to vote in future elections or who have issues with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) may apply online or in-person for resolution

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