Voters’ Registration Records versus Election Results in Nigeria (A Working Paper)

 1Adenegan, K. E. and 2Adenegan, T. S.

1Department of Mathematics, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo
2Department of General Studies, Achievers University, Owo

Election is a major tool in bringing desired transformation by electorates in Nigeria as voters are free to choose leaders of their choices whom are perceived capable of taking leadership and elective positions. Then if this is a veritable tool to achieve this, do registered voters really vote in Nigeria? Is there any significant relationship between the records of voters’ registration and election results in Nigeria? These and more are the answers this paper seems to proffer. Because of the forthcoming 2015 general election, sensitive records were unable to be received but this research conducted a structured questionnaire administered to one hundred electorates across Ondo West local government area of Ondo State. Findings reveal that many electorates use to register with valid voter’s registration cards but fail to vote for many reasons identified in this paper. Recommendations are given; to encourage more electorates to vote during elections and to improve the voting and registration process on the Part of the government and INEC.

Keywords: Voters, Voters’ Registration, Election, INEC, Election Result, Nigeria.