The Independent National Electoral Commission has set January 2023 as its proposed date for the publication of voter register, ahead of the 2023 general election.
This information was provided by the Commission on Monday during the two-day workshop on building capacity for the INEC Press Corps on important topics related to the Electoral Act of 2022 and the Commission’s processes, innovations, and preparations for the general election of 2023.
Out of the 2, 523,458 new registrants who registered between June 28, 2021, and January 14, 2022, INEC discovered 1,126,359 records to be invalid and delisted them as a result.
In addition, several double, multiple, and ineligible registrants were found by INEC, and as a result, they were all delisted. They also included entries that did not follow the commission’s business rules.
The Electoral Commission claimed that the publication was done in accordance with section 10(6) of the Electoral Act 2022, which stated that “as soon as claims and objections has expired, the supplementary list shall be included in the revised register which shall be certified by the Commission as the official register of voters for the purpose of any election conducted under this act and supersedes all previous registers.”
“In compliance of the above section, the Commission will certify the register of voters that will be used for 2023 general election.
“The publication of register of voters is proposed to hold in January, 2023.”