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204,497 Complete Online CVR In One Week Says INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday that  a total of 203,497 eligible persons have completed the online preregistration as fresh voters a week after opening the portal.

A  statement by INEC Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said: “The figure rises to 259,713 if applications for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record etc are included”.
The statement explained: “As at 7am yesterday, 5th July 2021, one week after the commencement of the exercise, 203,497 eligible Nigerians have completed the online pre-registration as fresh voters. The figure rises to 259,713 if applications for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record etc are included.

“For emphasis, the physical or in-person registration is scheduled to commence in all our State and Local Government offices nationwide on Monday 19th July 2021. Eligible Nigerians who wish to register physically and those who have scheduled their appointments to complete their online pre-registration will have the opportunity to do so.
“Both online pre-registration and the physical registration will go on simultaneously throughout the duration of the CVR. Further details of the schedule of activities and locations for the physical exercise will be made available next week”.

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