Fresh voter registration hits 9,238,991, INEC reveals

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that fresh registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) now stood at 9,238,991 as of Monday, May 16.

The commission disclosed this in its weekly update on quarter four, week five, released on Tuesday in Abuja.

The commission also 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.

INEC revealed that the update further showed that 2,903,003 of registrants who completed their registration were male, while 2,942,748 were female. 48,252 were Persons With Disabilities.

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

Others were 1,226,150- middle-aged (between ages 35 and 49); 504,222 elderly (between ages 50 and 69); while 69,859 are old 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.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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