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11m Nigerians added to voter register, says INEC

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
26 July 2022   |   1:12 pm
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said 11 million Nigerians have been added to the voter register in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) as of 7 a.m., Monday, July 25.

[FILES] INEC testing the state of readiness and the integrity of the new technology. In addition to the in-house tests, members of the INEC Press Corps participated in a mock registration exercise at INEC Media Centre. Photo/FACEBOOK/inecnigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said 11 million Nigerians have been added to the voter register in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) as of 7 a.m., Monday, July 25.

The commission disclosed this in a CVR Update released in Abuja on Tuesday.

The ongoing CRV exercise has been slated to end on July 31, 2022.

The commission also disclosed that 10,487,972 new registration were recorded with 3,391,940 registering online and 7,619,179 through physical registration.

According to the commission, the gender breakdown of the registrants that have completed their registration comprised 5,453,071 males and 5,558,048 females.

The released statistics also indicated that 7,828,570 of the figure are youth while 80,101 are Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

The update also revealed that as of 7 a.m. of Tuesday, INEC had received a total of 28,453, 255 applications including applications for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), and updates of voter information records, among others.

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