Online voter fresh registrants now hits 1,609,981 – lNEC National Commissioner

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By Joy Odor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) has disclosed that as at 7am today Monday 9th August 2021, the number of online voter fresh registrants is now 1,609,981 while 195,591 citizens completed their physical registration.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye made the disclosure in a press statement in Abuja on Monday.

He said the detailed distribution of the registrants by State/FCT, gender, occupation, disability and type of registration has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

The Commission appealed to all eligible citizens to seize the opportunity of both the online and in-person processes to register as voters.

“The online pre-registration of voters has now entered its 7th week.

“In order to keep Nigerians informed about the progress of the exercise, the Commission has been publishing weekly updates.

“From last week, the update combines both the completed online pre-registration and the in-person registration statistics.

“As at 7am today Monday 9th August 2021, the number of online fresh registrants is now 1,609,981 while 195,591* citizens have completed their physical registration.

“The detailed distribution of the registrants by State/FCT, gender, occupation, disability and type of registration has been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms.

“The Commission appeals to all eligible citizens to seize the opportunity of both the online and in-person processes to register as voters” he said.

Festus Okoye Esq.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.
Monday 9th August 2021.

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