Offcycle guber polls: INEC records 269,992 new voter registrations in Edo, Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has recorded 269,992 registrations during the continuous voter registration (CVR) in Edo and Ondo states.

On May 27, INEC had resumed the CVR exercise ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections scheduled for September 21 and November 16 respectively.

The exercise was scheduled to end on June 5, but the commission extended the closing date to June 9.

In a statement after a meeting on Tuesday, INEC said statistics indicate a total of 269,992 new voters in the two states.


The commission said of this figure, 129,246 (47.87%) are male while 140,756 (52.13%) are female.

It added that the majority of the registered voters (182,541 or 67.61%) are youths between 18 to 34 years.

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


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

“Once again, the Commission wishes to emphasise that these are preliminary figures. The final figures will be published on State by State basis after the period for claims/objections and ABIS. The date for the commencement of collection of new PVCs will be announced thereafter.”

The commission also announced that as provided by section 19 of the Electoral Act 2022, it will display the register for claims and objections by citizens for a period of seven days from June 12.

“The display will take place in all the 395 Wards across the two States. The register will also be available on our website:,” the commission said.


“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.”

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