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INEC opens portal for voters e-registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has introduced an online portal for registration in preparation for the continuous voters registration exercise scheduled to begin next week.

In an statement released on Tuesday, INEC Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, said that the online registration will help to reduce the burden of long queues during CVR.

He said, “In the next one week, Monday 28th June 2021, the Commission will resume the Continuous Voter Registration nationwide.

“In doing so, the Commission is introducing a portal to enable eligible Nigerians to commence registration as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide”.

This is the first time a major exercise of this nature is handled partially online, consistent with the Commission’s commitment to continue to deepen the use of technology in the electoral process in Nigeria

“Just like the expansion of voter access to Polling Units, the Commission appeals to the media for support so that this novel idea will also be successful.”

The success of the exercise depends, to a considerable extent, on citizens’ awareness through voter education. There will be new registrants, requests for intra-state and inter-state transfers as well as the replacement of voters’ cards as provided by law,” he said.

One Comment

  1. Dr Adesola JB

    This is great and welcome development, I want to authority to provide for good backup as I envisage heavy traffic network.
    Keep it up

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