The number of registered voters released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that Lagos and Kano States have the highest number of registered voters with 6.5 million and 5.4 million respectively.
Bayelsa and Ekiti States have the least number of voters with 923,181 and 909,967 respectively. The total number of registered voters stands at 84 million, 15 million more than the figure in 2015 which stood at 68 million. In 2015, Lagos and Kano States also had the highest registered voters with 5.8 million and 4.9 million respectively.
At the regional level, INEC figures show that North West currently has the highest number of registered voters, with 20 million voters constituting 24 per cent of the total. It is followed by the South West, which has 16 million voters, constituting 19.39 per cent. Other regions include: South-South with 12 million, South East- 10 million, North-East- 11 million and North-Central- 13million registered voters.
Under age distribution, the document shows that youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years constitute the highest with 51.11 per cent, which is 42,938,458 voters. Those between 36 and 50 years closely follow, constituting 29.97 per cent, which is 25,176,144. Those between 51 and 70 years constitute 15.22 per cent, with 3,100,971 voters; while over 70 years constitute 3.69 per cent.
Below is the list of registered voters in Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja with figures sourced from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
BREAKDOWN OF VOTERS BY STATE :
|STATE||NO. OF VOTERS|
BREAKDOWN OF VOTERS BY GEO-POLITICAL ZONES :
|GEO-POLITICAL ZONES||NO. OF VOTERS|
South-South has 12,841,279 registered voters
North-Central has 13,366,070 registered voters
South-East has 10,057,130 registered voters
South-West 16,292,212 registered voters.
North-West has 20,158,100 registered voters
North-East has 11,289, 293 registered voters.
*Political activities for the General Elections*
INEC TİMETABLE FOR THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS:
2nd January – Publication of notice of poll
7th January – Publication of official Register of Voters
17th January – Publication of list of Presidential and National Assembly candidates
31st January – Publication of list of Governorship and State House of Assembly candidates
1st February – Submission of names of Party Agents for Presidential and National Assembly Election to the Electoral Officer of the Local Government Areas
16th February – Submission of names of Party Agents for Governorship and State House of Assembly Election
14th February – Last day for Presidential and National Assembly campaign
28th February – Last day for Governorship and State House of Assembly campaign
16th February – Election day for Presidential and National Assembly positions
2nd March – Election day for Governorship and State House of Assembly positions