The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, August 13, alerted Nigerians on the existence of a fake portal for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
The Commission has therefore advised Nigerians to be on alert to avoid being victims to the activities of scammers and in the process get themselves into trouble.
The National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists.
The statement reads in part:
“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.
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“The address of the fake portal is https://register.inec-pvc.online/ with shortened URL as https://bit.ly/INEC-PvcReg2021.
“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 https://cvr.inecnigeria.org”.
Meanwhile it is believed that over one million one hundred and fifty thousand Nigerians have so far registered online since INEC commenced the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) six weeks ago.
The online registration is going on simultaneously with the physical or in-person registration which began on Monday July 26, 2021 at the 811 state and local government area offices of the commission nationwide.
The online pre-registration and physical/in-person registration will continue until the suspension of the CVR exercise on June 30, 2022 to enable the commission to clean up the data and compile the voters’ register for the 2023 General Elections.
The ongoing registration excludes those already registered as voters and only open to Nigerians who are 18 years and above who have not registered before.
According to the commission, it is an offence under the Electoral Act for any citizen to register more than once.