Edo/Ondo: INEC revords 269,992 new voters

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By: Mercy Peter





No fewer than 269,992 new voters have been added to the voters register in Edo and Ondo States, NewsSpecng gathered.

The Independent National Electoral Commission closed the Continuous Voter Registration exercise fpr both states on Sunday 9 2024.

Consequently, INEC will as from Wednesday 12 June display the register for claims and objections by citizens for a period of seven days in accordance to Section 19 of the Electoral Act 2022 .

Residents of Edo and Ondo states are going tonthe polls on 21 September and 16 November 2024 respectively.

Sam Olumekun mni
National Commissioner & Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee madenthe disclosure at the end of the Commission’s regularly weekly meeting.

According to Olumekun, the breakdown of the new voters from the two states are 129,246 (47.87%) male and 140,756 (52.13%) female.

He stated: “Statistics from the CVR as at Sunday 9th June 2024 when the registration was suspended, indicates a total of 269,992 new voters in the two States. Of this figure, 129,246 (47.87%) are male while 140,756 (52.13%) are female. Still, the majority of the registered voters (182,541 or 67.61%) are youths (18-34 years).

“In terms of occupation, 95,463 or 35.36%) are students while 1,588 (0.59%) are Persons with Disability (PWDs).

” In addition, 24,454 requests for replacement of PVCs, 74,493 applications for voter transfer and 8,314 for information update were received. ”

The National Commissioner also said the display of voter register will take place in all the 395 Wards across the two States.

The register will also be available on our website:

He explained, “The purpose of the display is for the public to identify any ineligible persons on the register, draw the Commission’s attention to it and file an objection to the appearance of the name on the register by completing Forms EC2 and EC3 available from our officials in all the centres. The Forms can also be downloaded from our website – – and handed over to our officials as provided in Section 9(4) of the Electoral Act 2022.

“Furthermore, fresh registrants and applicants for transfer, correction of personal details and replacement of lost or damaged PVCs can draw the Commission’s attention to errors or wrong entries for further action.

“At the end of the period for claims and objections, the Commission will further clean up the register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) before the list of new voters is added to the existing register for the two States.”

Olumekun also stressed that the figure displayed are preliminary figures.
He said ” The final figures will be published on State by State basis after the period for claims/objections and ABIS.”

He also said that the date for the commencement of collection of new PVCs will be announced thereafter.

“The Commission appeals to the public to seize the opportunity of the display of the register to help us clean it up as provided by law,” he added.

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