INEC Registers One Million Voters Online


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By Nseobong Okon-Ekong

Over one million Nigerians have so far availed themselves of the online pre-registration of voters which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced four weeks ago on June 28.

A statement by Mr. Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education revealed that as at Monday, July 26, the number of new registrants has risen to 1,006,661.

The detailed distribution of the registrants by age, state/FCT, gender, occupation and disability for week four of the exercise has been uploaded to the commission’s website and social media platforms. However, the distribution by age still shows that 740,063 (or 73.5%) are young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 34.

Okoye said:”Physical or in-person registration began yesterday Monday 26 at our 811 state and local government area offices nationwide. The exact locations of the designated centres have already been uploaded…

Source: Thisday Newspaper

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