Voter registration is a crucial aspect of any election, as it determines the number of eligible voters who will have the opportunity to participate in the democratic process.
In Nigeria, the 2023 election is fast approaching, and one of the key questions on many people’s minds is how many registered voters there will be.
The process of voter registration in Nigeria is managed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which is responsible for compiling and maintaining the voter register.
The commission has been actively working to ensure that as many eligible voters as possible are registered for the upcoming election.
To register to vote in Nigeria, individuals must meet certain eligibility criteria. These include being at least 18 years old on the date of the election, possessing a valid national ID card, and not being disqualified from voting by a court of law.
Nigeria 2023 Election Voter Numbers
According to the latest data from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the number of registered voters in Nigeria for the 2053 election is currently at 93,469,008. This number is subject to change as the commission continues to work to register more eligible voters.
However, it’s worth noting that 53,264 ineligible voters were removed from the voter’s registration list, ensuring that only eligible individuals are able to participate in the election.
When it comes to gender representation, the number of registered male voters stands at 49,054,162, which represents 52.5% of the total number of registered voters. Meanwhile, 44,414,846 female voters are registered, which represents 47.5% of the total number of registered voters.
In terms of disability representation, INEC reported that 85,362 People with Disabilities (PWDs) are registered to vote in the 2023 election, which represents less than 1% of the total number of registered voters.
Furthermore, the number of registered youths (18-34) stands at 37,060,399, which represents 39.65% of the total number of registered voters. This is a promising indication of the level of youth engagement in the electoral process.
In order to make sure that you are registered to vote in the 2023 Nigerian Election, you can check your name on the INEC voter registration list. This can be done by visiting the INEC website and searching for your name using your ward and polling unit.
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