How To Register For PVC IN Nigeria (Step By Step Guide)

Detailed Tutorial On How To Register For PVC IN Nigeria With Ease

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As we all know that the 2019 General elections is fast approaching, in fact we have just 194 days to the deal day. For your voice to be heard in the 2019 General elections, you need to have a Permanent Voter's Card (PVC).  So, how can you register for your own PVC without stress? Don't worry, this article will guide you fully on how to do that.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier on August 1, 2018 restated that the deadline for Continuous Voter's Registration (CVR) exercise still remain August 17, 2018 and there will be no room for extension. According to the commission, over 17 million eligible Nigerians are still yet to register for their Voter's card.

    Your PVC is the only tool that enables you to vote for your favorite candidate. Are you yet to obtain yours? Then, read further to know how to get yours before the registration closes on August 17.

    Before we proceed, are you aware that the Time Table for 2019 General Election has been released? See the breakdown below:
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    • Presidential Election- February 16, 2019.
    • National Assembly Elections- February 16, 2019.
    • Gubernatorial Election- March 2, 2019.
    • State Assembly Elections- March 2, 2019.

    Back to business...

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    Who can register for PVC IN Nigeria?

    • A Citizen of Nigeria who is above the minimum voting age requirement (18year old) on or before the registration day.
    • A person who is above 18 years but couldn't register in any of the previous registration exercise.
    • A person who is not subject to legal incapacity to vote under any law, rules or regulations in force in Nigeria.
    • Someone who is able to present him/her self to the CVR officers for registration and is able to provide proof of identity, age and nationality, if requested.

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    How to register For and get your PVC in Nigeria

    Step 1. Go to the nearest INEC LGA office with a valid means of identification

    The first step is for you to visit the nearest INEC LGA Office in your area and provide a valid means of identification such as National Passport, Birth certificate, Driver's license, or any other valid document that can prove your identity, age, and nationality.

    Please note:
    -The exercise holds between 9am to 3pm during weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)
    -Also, You can check the nearest INEC LGA OFFICE to you by Clicking Here

    Step 2. Obtain your Temporary Voter's Card

    Temporary voters card TVC

    After you've successfully registered for the exercise at the INEC LGA office, you'll be given a Temporary Voter's Card (TVC) pending the time, you'll be notified when your Permanent Voter's Card is ready.

    Step 3. Verify your PVC status
    After you've been given the Temporary voters card TVC, you'll need to exercise patience and wait for your name to be added to the Voter's register. To check if you've been added to the voters register, Click Here.You can also check your name via SMS. just send a text message to this number, 08171646879 following this format: State (space) Last Name (space) last five digits of your Voter Identification Number (VIN). Example: Kwara Ahmed 65432.

    Step 4. Collect your PVC!
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    This is the final stage... Once you've been able to verify your name on the distribution list, go back to your INEC LGA office and claim your PVC  with the temporary voters card (TVC) that you were given during the initial stage.

    Please note: The Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will be suspended in August 17, Just few days left. Hurry now if you're yet to register for yours!

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    Frequency Asked Questions About PVC IN Nigeria

    Here are answers to some common questions about the Permanent Voters Card (PVC):

    How Can I Obtain My PVC If I Cannot Find My Temporary Voter's Card
    Should in case your TVC gets lost, you'll need to Verify your name on the distribution list at your INEC LGA Office. If your name appear on the register, you will be given an attestation form to fill so as to be able to collect your PVC.

    What if I have my Temporary Voter’s Card but my name does not appear on the register?
    Log the complaints to your INEC LGA Office, they will give you an incident form to fill and after clearance by the officials, you will be given your PVC.

    What do I do If my PVC gets lost?
    Go to the Electoral Officer of your LGA and apply for  replacement. Please note that You will be required to pay a processing fee, and you must apply not later than 30 days before the election.

    What do I do If my personal details (e.g name, address, sex, age, etc) is wrongly typed in the voters’ register?
    To correct your personal details, you need to write to INEC within 5 to 14 days and inform them about the error so as to effect a change as soon as possible.

    Can a person have more than one PVC?
    No. You cannot have more than one valid voter’s card at a time. Even if your card gets damaged and you want to replace it, the old one will be retrieved from you before you'll be given a new one. Also, a voter whose card get lost will be given a new card with DUPLICATE written boldly on it.

    How can a Voter transfer his/her registration from one state/area to another?

    To do that, you'll need to follow these steps:

    - Apply to INEC not later than 30 days before the election.

    - Write an "Application for transfer" to the Resident Electoral Commissioner through the Electoral Officer of your Local Government Area/Council (your present location where you want to be transferred to).

    Please note: You must attach your original voter’s card to the application if it is Inter-State Transfer. For detailed guide on transfer of registered voters, you can contact any of the phone numbers on INEC Official website.

    How long does it take to process the application for transfer?
    The application process will take a maximum of seven (7) days.

    How do If my card is ready?
    The Electoral Officer will contact the applicant once the transfer process is completed for collection of his/her voter’s card.

    Can a person whose registration has been transferred still vote in his/her former Polling Unit?
    No. Because once the transfer is successfully done, the name of the person will be deleted from the list of the former constituency.

    In conclusion, don't forget that voting is your right, obtain your PVC today! Please share this post if you've learnt one or two things from it.  Thanks!!!

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    1. Thanks so much admin, I don finally get my PVC!!!
      Thank you once again!