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Over 1m Nigerians Completed Voter Registration in 12 weeks – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed more than one million Nigerians have completed their physical registration in the ongoing nationwide continuous voter registration (CVR).

The physical registration, which began on July 26, and its first quarter of the excercise ends on Tuesday, provides Nigerians who initiate the registration process online and those who prefer to register in-person, the opportunity to complete the process in the commission’s state and LGA offices nationwide.

According to a statement by Festus Okoye, INEC: “Today marks the 12th week and the cumulative figures for the CVR exercise from inception show that the number of fresh online pre-registrants stands at 3,165,189, while 1,457,766 Nigerians applied for voter transfer, replacement of PVCs and update of their voter information records,”

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“Completed registrations now stands at 1,081,947 voters. Youths between the ages of 18 and 34 still constitute the majority with 771,770 (71.33%) completed registration. In terms of occupation, students form the largest category with 439,608 (40.63%). On gender distribution, 555,872 (51.38%) are male and 526,075 (48.62%) are female.” The statement reads

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