2020 Elections: Mass voter registration enters final phase Today
Over 12 million voters registered so far
The Electoral Commission’s mass voter registration exercise has entered its sixth and final phase beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020.
The entire registration exercise will end on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
As of July 26, more than 12,371,651 voters have been registered in the ongoing mass voter registration exercise.
Before this new registration exercise, there were a total of 16,845,439 voters on the register which the EC said was a bloated figure but did not have an effective means of cleaning it.
A statement issued by the Electoral Commission (EC) urged all eligible voters to take advantage of the final phase and register in order to vote on December 7, 2020.
The Commission said it had noted with satisfaction the high patronage of the exercise as of now and therefore appealed to all prospective applicants to respond to the final call and register at Registration Centres near them.
"The Commission assures members of the public that it will enforce all the safety protocols at all Registration Centres throughout the country," it added.
It, however, cautioned Members of Political Parties to desist from bussing non-residents to specific registration centres.
Additionally, Guarantors are reminded that it is an offense to charge fees in exchange for vouching for Applicants.
It expressed appreciation to the public for their continued support and interest in the work of the Commission.
Read full statement below