The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says 537,874 new voters have been registered in Kaduna State during the Continuous Voter Registration.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Malam Abdullahi Kaugama, who announced this at a news conference in Kaduna said that 235,532 out of the figure were females.
Kaugama added that so far, 52,507 registered voters have collected their Permanent Voter Card in the state, while 269,787 PVCs were uncollected.
He said that the collection of PVCs would continue until a week before the election, urging those who had yet to collect their cards to do so at INEC local government offices.
“With the conclusion of the CVR, the exercise in Kaduna State has so far registered 537,874, comprising 302,342 males and 235,532 females.
“Those whose PVCs were corrected were 29,179, defaced; 4,018 and lost; 17,298, while inter-state transfer were 8,239 and intra-state transfer; 19,434,’’ he said.
He also said that PVCs that had yet to be printed up to 2017 in the state were 9,622.
The commissioner assured the public of INEC’s commitment to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2019.