How to check your validity on INEC database


Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has delisted (removed) more than one million newly registered voters. BBC Pidgin reported that the electoral body delisted the affected voters following its verification process and ‘’clean up’’ of the voter register.

The electoral body, in a statement on Monday, September 12, said the affected persons are people that registered between June 2024 and January 2024.

The commission added that during the period in review, 2,523,458 people registered to get the permanent voters card. However, it was discovered from the record that 1,126,259 registered voters are “invalid and so delisted”.

 

Number of invalid voters on INEC database?

This means that nearly half of the registrations during the period under review are invalid. The electoral umpire revealed that its technology experts detect “double, multiple and ineligible registrants.”

The steps below will tell you how to check if your name is not delisted or on the INEC voter register. How to check your validity on INEC database Check your name when INEC displays the voters’ register.

Check INEC website here

You can check by sending a text message to dis number, 08171646879. Text Format: State (space), last name (space), last five digits of your VIN. Example: Abia Chukwudi 54321.

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