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Don’t “Carry Last”! Go #GetYourPVC!



We’ve been getting lots of questions concerning how long the registration for the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) is going to last.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the exercise will continue ALL THROUGH THIS YEAR at their offices in ALL local government areas of the federation. They are open Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) from 9AM to 3PM.

But you don’t have to wait till December 31st to #GetYourPVC. The best time to do so is now.

You go to the registration centre with a document that can prove your identity and your age. Your National Identity Card is fine, permanent or temporary. There’s also your government issued Birth Certificate, or your Driver’s License, even your National Passport.

Remember to register at the centre nearest to your home, so it’s easy for you to vote during Election Day.

You can also transfer from one polling unit to another during this registration exercise.

INEC says:

Temporary Voters Card (TVCs) will be issued to registrants at the point of registration, while the PVCs of those registered in Quarter 1 (Q1) should be ready for collection in Quarter 3 (Q3), and Quarter 2 (Q2) will be ready in Quarter 4 (Q4) etc.

The last week of each quarter will be for display, hearing the Claims and Objections and housekeeping (Data backup, Consolidation, Reporting etc).

Your vote is your voice. It is the only way to ensure whoever you want representing you does represent you. From your councillors to the president.

It is normal for us to focus only on the big one: Governorship and Presidential elections. But the others are also very important.

It is the legislative who is saddled with making the laws. Your senators and your house of representatives members. They are the ones who represent your community. It is important you choose them wisely.

Register to get your Permanent Voters Card today. Please.

Share this message. Encourage others to get their PVCs if they haven’t already. Pair up with someone to get yours together. Just get it, and make other people get theirs too.

Get more information HERE.

1 Comment

  1. Didi

    May 17, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    There’s something going on with this PVC matter.
    I registered for the last election, and got my card in due time,
    I live in Abuja, and moved from Jikoyi to Lifecamp, (a distance of 25mins, all within AMAC.) I was told I had to register at a new polling center in Lifecamp. On getting there I filled some forms, wrote an application letter(they had a draft) and was then told to wait for my NEW PVC.
    I showed them the one I already had and had used before, and explained it was just a matter of changing the polling venue.
    The INECofficials said they understood, but that the new process meant I had to get a new PVC for the area I was going to vote in,
    The thing seemed wasteful and impractical, but they said that was the only way.
    All this happened in February. Since then, I’ve been to the registration point about 4 times to ask, and they always tell me the cards are not ready..
    I was there again 2 days ago, and one the INEC lady in Govt. sec, sch, carelessly told me it was not ready, and I should come back sometime before elections.
    Another official even said I should cool down, because those who registered last year, were still yet to collect theirs. Not to talk of ordinary February here…….
    Meanwhile INEC, Keeps saying PVCs are ready for collection.

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