203,497 persons completes INEC’s fresh voters online preregistration


The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has disclosed no fewer than 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 will rise to 259,713 if applications for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), update of voter information record etc are included.

He said 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.

Okoye said both online pre-registration and the physical registration will go on simultaneously throughout the duration of the CVR.