The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the online continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise in Nigeria, where intending voters can register before they complete the process at a designated registration centre.
On the INEC portal, new voters can pre-register while those who have registered in the past can access the platform to review their voter registration status.
Some of the features on the portal includes the ability to update personal information or transfer voter registration to another polling unit.
Registered voters can also request for replacement of damaged or defaced Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) on the portal.
Meanwhile, new voters are only required to fill the forms on the portal with their biodata and required documents, after which they are expected to visit an INEC state or local government office.
At the INEC offices, which they can visit from July 19, they will be requested to provide fingerprints to complete the registration.
In a statement by the INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu. He said;
“This is one of the Commission’s innovations to enhance voter experience by making the registration exercise faster, easier, and less crowded than before. Given the lingering COVID-19 situation, the new registration solution will help decongest registration centres, reduce delays, and allow prospective registrants to schedule appointments and monitor their applications from the comfort of their homes.
“This considerably eases the process as a substantial part of the exercise would have been completed online before physical contact with registration officials. I urge all eligible Nigerians to take advantage of the services offered by the Commission through this portal.
To pre-register on the INEC portal Click Here