The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is set to begin the display of new voters register in all the Local Government Area offices of the Commission nationwide from 24th – 30th September 2021.
According to the Commission, the aim of the voters register display is to enable citizens to assist the Commission by identifying ineligible registrants on the list ahead of the cleaning up of the register before adding the fresh registrants to the current register and the printing of their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for future elections.
In a statement issued by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Commission in Abuja on Monday, INEC appealed to Nigerians for sustained cooperation and support in its determination to conduct free and fair elections of which a credible register of voters is the foundation.
The statement also revealed that the Continues Voters Registration exercise from inception shows 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.
As at Monday, September 20, completed registrations now stand 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.