INEC voter registration reaches 5.17 million

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 5,173,335 new registrations during the third quarter of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) have been registered across the country.

INEC disclosed this in its weekly CVR update for the third quarter of week 3 on Monday. It said 2,665,421 registrants had registered online and in person, including 1,344,813 men and 1,320,608 women.

Statistics showed that out of 2,665,421 people who had completed their registration, 1,092,742 did so online, while 1,572,679 registered physically.

Highlight of the INEC report

  • Of the 2,665,421 new registrants, 24,723 were people living with disabilities (PWDS) and 1,854,371 were young people between the ages of 18 and 34.
  • 552,483 were of average age between 35 and 49 years old, 226,994 were elderly between 50 and 69 years old and 31,573 were aged 70 and over.
  • A gender breakdown of the entries revealed that 4,572,235 were men and 3,978,326 were women, with 87,733 of the entries coming from PWDS across all categories.
  • The overall figure of 5.17 million includes voter transfer applications, applications to replace permanent voter cards and update voter information records, among others.

What you should know

The portal launched on June 28, 2021, and physical registration began at 811 state and local government offices across the country on July 26, 2021.

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