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INEC: 12 million additional eligible voters registered in 13 months

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says over 12 million new eligible voters have completed their voter registration.

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says over 12 million new eligible voters have completed their voter registration.

This figure was released by the Commission on Sunday as the continuous voter registration exercise (CVR) has been suspended.

INEC in June 2021,  launched a portal for the CVR exercise where intending eligible voters can register or request to update their voter information before they complete the process physically at designated centers.

According to INEC, 12,298,944 new eligible voters have completed their registration as of 7 am on August 1.

The Commission said, 3,444,378 started their registration online, while 8,854,566 carried out their registration physically.

Lagos State came top in the number of completed registrations with 585,629, followed by Kano with 569,103, and Delta with 523,517.

Registrations by geo-political zones showed that the north-west leads with 2,514,273, followed by the south-south with 2,458,095, and the north-central with 2,314,368.

The south-west accounts for 2,039,982 registrants; north-east accounts for 1,531,070; and south-east accounts for the lowest with 1,441,156.

According to INEC data, youths aged between 18 and 35 constitute the highest number of completed registrations with a total of 8,784,677.

Grouping data by occupation, students account for the greater number of registrants with 4,501,595—showing an increase in the number of youths that participated in the process.

Also in gender distribution, the number of female registrants tops the list with 6,224,866, while that of males accounts for 6,074,078.

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