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The wait is finally over: You can now begin your voter registration process online ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opened a portal where intending voters can register before they complete the process at a designated centre.
On the portal here, you can pre-register as a new voter or review your voter registration status if you have registered in the past.
The review includes requesting to update your information or transfer your voter registration to another polling unit if you have relocated.
Registered voters can also correct their personal details, request for replacement of damaged or defaced permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) on the portal.
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.
Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said last week that the registration exercise is for the following categories of Nigerians:
- 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.