False! INEC Hasn’t Extended Online Registration To June 30th

Claim
A screenshot trending on various WhatsApp platforms claims that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the online registration for the 2023 general election to June 30th.

Full Text
A viral screenshot claims that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the online registration for the 2023 general election to June 30th.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had suspended the online voter pre-registration exercise on May 30th while the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise would be suspended on June 30, 2022.

Conclusion
The claim is false, according to INEC’s CVR portal, the online registration has been suspended since 30th May and it hasn’t been extended. However, the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise ends by 30th June 2022.

Verification
Checks by FactCheckElection on INEC website shows that the pre-registration exercise has indeed been suspended as stated by INEC.

An important notice can be seen on the CVR registration portal stating that the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise ends by 30th June 2022 to INEC clean up the registration data, print the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and compile the register ahead of the 2023 General Elections.

The notice also added that online registration ends 30th May 2022 urging voters to complete their application and schedule their appointment for biometric capture before then.

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