Fresh CVR registration surges past 10 million

INEC-Continuous Voter Registration (CVR)


By Emmanuel Oloniruha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said 10,487,972 new voters have been captured in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

This was disclosed in the commission’s quarter four, week 12 update released in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to INEC, only 9,455,198 registrants completed their registrations, out of which 3,314,169 registered online and 6,141,029 registrants did physical registration.

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The gender breakdown of the figure indicates that 4,682,036 of the registrants who completed their registrations are males, while 4,773,162 are females, of which 71,998 are Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).

It also revealed that 6,698,446 of the registrants were youths; 1,894,39 were of middle age between 18 and 34 years; 758,300 – the elderly between 50 to 69 years while 104,056 were the old from 70 years and above.

So far, INEC received 25,056,633 applications including those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), and updates of voter information records, among others.


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