ANAMBRA DECIDES: 1.785 Million Persons To Vote At Nov 16 Elections

ANAMBRA DECIDES: 1.785 Million Persons To Vote At Nov 16 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday announced that 1,784,536 persons were registered in Anambra State for the November 16, 2013 election.

The figure was presented at the INEC State headquarters in Awka by Mr. E. Akem in the presence of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Prof Chukwuemeka Onukaogu and the supervising National Commissioner, Chief Lawrence Nwuruku.


All the 23 political parties involved in the governorship election were represented by four of their members each and were given copies of the voter register.


At the completion of 2011 voter registration exercise, the Commission released tentative total registered voters of 2,011,746, according to INEC, adding that the data has since undergone a series of processes.


Altogether, there were 4608 polling units in the state, it further notes.


Details of the registration showed that 18-35 years were 52 percent, 36-50 persons of the registered voters were 25 percent, while those in the bracket of 51-69 years were 18 percent with those above 70 years were 5 percent.


Also, the number of females that registered in Anambra was 900, 701 which accounts for 50.5percent, while the males reduced in number and accounted for 49.5 percent.


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