Below are some of the questions you might have about the voting process and your PVC.
PVC means permanent voters card.
INEC has designated CVR centres in different locations. Go to the one nearest to your place of residence.
CVR means Continuous Voters Registration and CVR centres are places where you can carry out your voters registration.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must be Nigerian.
- Live or work around the CVR centre covering your LGA.
- Is not subject to any incapacity to vote under any law in Nigeria.
- A valid government issued ID card (Driver’s license, National ID card or International passport)
- Birth Certificate
Yes they can. The 1999 Nigerian Constitution allows for people living with disability to be registered to vote if they are 18 years or above and are citizens of Nigeria.
TVC is Temporary Voters Card. TVC is usually issued after you register to vote and one of the requirements to collect your PVC once it’s ready for pick up
If your name, sex or age is wrongly inputted in the voters’ register,
write to INEC within the stipulated period (5 to 14 days) stating the complaint and requesting the necessary correction to be made.
You will have apply in person to the Electoral Officer of your LGA for a replacement of the lost or damaged voter’s card. This must be done not later than thirty 30 days before the election. You will be required to pay a processing fee.
Take your Temporary Voters Card to where you registered to vote to collect your PVC.
Verify your name on the distribution list during the distribution of PVC or at your INEC LGA Office afterwards. If your name is on the register, you will be required to fill an attestation form to enable you collect your PVC.
No. You can only have one valid voter’s card at a time. During transfer or replacement of damaged voter’s card, the old one will be retrieved from you before a new one is issued. A voter whose card is lost or damaged will be issued a voter’s card with DUPLICATE written on it.
Relocation to another constituency. Where the voter now resides in another constituency/unit and has applied for transfer on time i.e. more than thirty (30) days to the election.
Yes, through the following steps:
- Apply to INEC more than 30 days before election.
- Write an application for transfer to the Resident Electoral Commissioner through the Electoral Officer of your LGA/Area Council (your present location where you want to be transferred to).
- Your original voter’s card must be attached to the application if it is Inter-State Transfer
It will take a maximum of seven (7) days. The Electoral Officer will get in touch with the applicant when the process is completed for collection of his/her voter’s card.
No. After the transfer, the name will be deleted from the list of the former constituency. You can only vote in your new constituency.