2023: Over 3m apply for fresh voter’s registration

No fewer than 3.165 million Nigerians have applied to be registered as voters ahead of the 2023 general elections since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resumed the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) three months ago.

The CVR which commenced on June 28, 2021 would clock first quarter on Tuesday, 21st September 2021.

Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information & voter education committee in a statement on Monday said 1.457 Nigerians have applied for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) and update of their voter information records.

Okoye stated that completed registrations now stands at 1,081,947 voters as at Monday and youths between the ages of 18 and 34 still constitute the majority with 771,770 (71.33%) completed registration.

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