19th July 2021
A total of 752,011 new voters have registered on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) pre-registration portal since the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on 28th June some three weeks ago. This amounts to an average of 35, 801 registrants per day.
According to the Commission’s statement released on 19th July 2021 and endorsed by the Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Barrister Festus Okoye, out of this figure, 562, 254 or 74.7 per cent were youths between the ages of 15 and 34. In terms of gender, 493, 128 were males and 369, 188 were females.
The statement partly reads: “The Commission wishes to reiterate its earlier decision that because of the declaration of Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st July 2021 as public holidays by the Federal Government, the commencement of physical registration is now rescheduled to Monday 26th July 2021.
“Online pre-registrants who booked for an appointment to complete their registration physically between Monday 19th and Friday 23rd July 2021 will be notified within the next few days of the new dates for their appointments. They may also visit the portal (https://cvr.inecnigeria.org) to choose a new available date and time if they so desire. For further information, please contact us on 0700-2255-4632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
The Commission reassured Nigerians that every eligible citizen willing to register as a voter would have the opportunity to do so.