Ongoing Nationwide Voters Registration Rose By 15 Percent- INEC Discloses

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The ongoing Fresh Continuous Voter registration has risen by 15 percent.

According to the Commission, it was disclosed that, in its weekly update on quarter four, week five, released on Tuesday in Abuja, stated that, 5,845,751 registrants had completed their registrations, of which 2,584,548 were done online and 3,261,203 via physical registration.

However, it had risen from 5,845, 751 to 9,238,991 as of Monday, 16th of May, 2022.

INEC revealed that, the update further showed that, 2,903,003 of registrants who completed their registration were males, while 2,942,748 were females, 48,252 were persons with disabilities.

The News Agency of Nigeria also reported that, the age distribution of the figure that, completed their registration revealed that 4,045,520 were youths.

Others were middle-aged, between ages 35 and 49, which totalled 1,226,150, while 504,222 between ages 50 and 69 registered, and 69,859 were older persons of age 70 and above.

The Commission revealed that, so far, it had received 16,858,955 applications, including those for voter transfer, requests for replacement of Permanent Voter Cards, update of voter information records, amongst others.


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