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Nigeria Begins Online Voter Registration

After the 2019 general elections held in Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on November 4, 2020, that another round of registration would begin in the first quarter of 2021. 

In line with that announcement, an online Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) action is ongoing on INEC’s continuous voter registration portal. It is set to go on for six months before the next general elections in 2023.

This registration is open to eligible voting citizens who want to get a voter’s card for the first time or registered voters who need to review their voter registration, update information, or transfer voter registration to another polling unit.

Why now? Well, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, stated that the aim is to enhance the voter experience by making the registration exercise faster, easier, and less crowded than before.

Could this be a sign? With this in place, it just might suggest that the country is closer to establishing a start to finish e-voting process on a large scale. Because, despite consistent calls from the National Assembly, the Nigerian Constitution hasn’t been amended to fully adapt electronics in the election process.

On the portal, you can pre-register for a PVC, update your information, apply for collection of your PVC, and request to replace a missing voter’s card. 

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