As we all know, the 2019 elections are almost here. It’s almost time again to take the step to choose our leaders, to bestow upon a few, the responsibility of making decisions that affect the future of every single one of us, and the ones who will come after us.
We’ve encouraged you to get your Permanent Voters Card (PVC), which was the very step in doing your own part in securing the future you want for you, your offspring, Nigerians and Nigeria. Now it’s time to go even further.
As politicians have begun their campaigns, all of them with their slogans and taglines and promises and strategies, it’s time for you to begin to get things in order.
The first thing, and probably the most important now, is for you to collect your PVC. Simply return to your registration center to pick it up. You’ll be needing it to vote.
If you’re unsure as to whether you’ve registered or not, it’s easy to check. Visit voterreg.inecnigeria.org and fill the form. Very easy, eh? You’ll fill the state where you registered, your surname, and your Voter Identification Number (VIN) which should be on your temporary voters card. And if you can’t remember your VIN, that’s perfectly fine, simply fill your date of birth and that’ll do. That’s all you need to confirm if you’ve been truly registered.
If there perhaps is a problem, what should you do? Please, quickly visit your registration center. Quickly. Complain to your registration officer, let them know you couldn’t verify your name on their portal. Let them confirm to you that you indeed have been registered, that your details appear on their constituency list.
Again, you should visit voterreg.inecnigeria.org to verify your registration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). That’s the next step to take as an active citizen.