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Finally, INEC begins online voter registration as YVoteNaija leads campaign in Ondo

Finally, the wait for continuous voters’ registration has commenced; you can now begin your voter registration process online ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Technocrat Media Nigeria

ABUJA – Finally, the wait for continuous voters’ registration has commenced; you can now begin your voter registration process online ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opened a new portal where intending voters can register before they complete the process at a designated center.

In the portal here, you can pre-register as a new voter or review your voter registration status if you have registered in the past years.

The review includes requesting to update your information or transfer your voter registration to another polling unit if you have relocated.

Registered voters are also given opportunities to correct their personal details, request for replacement of damaged or defaced permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) on the portal.

YVoteNaija campaign

Intending voters are only required to fill the forms on the portal with their biodata and required documents, after which will visit an INEC state or LGA office.

At the INEC offices which they can visit from July 19, they will be requested to give their fingerprints to complete the registration.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said last week that the registration exercise is for Nigerians in the following categories:

  • Those who are 18 years and above and have not registered previously.
  • Registered voters who have had any problem during accreditation for any past election, with either their
  • Permanent Voters’ Cards or their fingerprints not being read by the Smart Card Reader.
  • Registered voters who want to transfer their voting location from one place to another.
  • Registered voters who want to correct issues with their data, such as misspelt names, dates of birth, etc.
  • Registered voters whose PVCs are lost or damaged.

Meanwhile, a nongovernmental organization; YVote Naija has urged Nigerians, especially the youth in Ondo state to log on to the portal and register ahead of their massive participations in 2023 general elections.

The Ondo State Coordinator for the group, Daisi Omokungbe, said “the participation of youth in our democratic processes is vital to achieving development.

He said, the voter card was essential to participation either to be voted for or be able to vote in elections.

Mr. Omokungbe urged youths, students, market women, and the elderly to register online and present themselves for physical verifications at the INEC offices nearest to them.

He also announced that the group is currently seeking young people as senatorial and local government coordinators to deepen the campaign at the grassroots.

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