As Nigerians prepare for the upcoming electoral polls, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, set up an online Continuous Voter Registration last year, to enable Nigerians to sign up online and continue their registration at a physical location.
INEC, Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said the aim of the CVR website was to “enhance voter experience by making the registration exercise faster, easier, and less crowded than before”.
“The portal allows a two-step registration process in which first, prospective registrants log in to pre-register by providing their basic biodata and some biometrics and second to complete the registration by physically presenting themselves at a designated registration centre of their choice,” he stated.
INEC has also announced that the online registration ends on 30th May 2022, urging Nigerians to complete their application and schedule appointments for biometric capture before then.
The CVR website also stated that the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise ends by 30th June 2022.
“This will enable the Commission to clean up the registration data, print the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and compile the register ahead of the 2023 General Elections,” it said.
If you want to begin the online PVC process before the 30th May deadline and the final physical closure of the exercise before June 30th, then you should do this.
- You first log in to cvr.inecnigeria.org and register.
- Create a new portal user which requires, your legal name, mobile line, phone number, email and password.
- You should receive an email, to verify and activate your account, and log back in to approve that the details you gave belong to you.
- After that, you are to fill out a form requesting biodata, date of birth and also polling unit.
- After you are done with the biodata process, you are expected to upload a picture of yourself to the system.
- Once this process is concluded, you are to select a date for physical biometrics collation, a list of centres would be offered closest to you. You are to finish the application process with the details you submitted and print the slip you used to continue the process at the INEC centres to get your PVC.
INEC reported that on May 16th, 2023, the Continuous Voter Registration had risen to 9,238,991, adding that 5,845,751 registrants had completed their registrations, of which 2,584,548 were done online and 3,261,203 via physical registration.
2,903,003 of registrants who completed their registration were male, while 2,942,748 were female. 48,252 were Persons With Disabilities