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ALERT: Beware of fake voter registration portals, INEC warns

ALERT: Beware of fake voter registration portals, INEC warns

by Jesupemi Are 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has raised the alarm over the existence of fake continuous voter registration (CVR) portals.

In June, the commission launched a portal where Nigerians can register or request to update their voter information before they complete the process physically at designated centres.

In a statement issued on Friday by Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner, the electoral body said its attention has been drawn to the existence of another website different from the original portal.

The commission dissociated itself from the website, adding that it did not authorise any organisation to collect details of citizens.

“The attention of the commission has been drawn to a post, which is currently being circulated on the social media, about a website for INEC voter registration which is different from the INEC CVR Portal,” the statement reads.

“The address of the fake portal is with shortened URL as

“INEC wishes to totally disassociate itself from this website and any activity carried out on it.

“The commission states that it has not accredited any agency or organization to capture details of intending voters on its behalf.

“The general public is hereby informed that the INEC continuous voter registration (CVR) online portal remains”

The commission said it has received over one million applications on the online portal for the CVR exercise.

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