As the nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) campaign kicks out on June 28,2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set a goal of registering 20 million more voters.
Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, stated this during the commission’s quarterly Consultative Meeting with Media Executives in Abuja.
He claimed that the commission’s target of enlisting roughly 100 million voters ahead of the 2023 general election would be met with the upcoming introduction of the Online Voter Registration portal and the deployment of about 2000 mobile physical registration equipment.
Prof Yakubu, who praised the media’s collaborative work in INEC’s successful expansion of voter access to polling units, expressed optimism that the upcoming CVR exercise would receive the same support.
Remember that the commission recently announced the establishment of over 56,872 new voting units, raising the total number of polling units in Nigeria to 176,846, the highest number in 25 years.
The commission also took the opportunity to show off the INEC Voter Enrollment Device (IVED), which was created by INEC engineers and would be deployed in 2000 units to record data on potential voters.
Also, Engineer Chidi Nwafor, INEC Communication Department also demonstrated the online registration processes , saying that Nigeria may not need to queue endlessly to register to vote as they can undertake a pre-registration process in the comfort of their rooms .