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Voter’s Registration is Now Open: Here’s How to Check Your Status & Register to Vote

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) process. If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time.

Elections are almost approaching, and your vote is the only way for you to be heard. Your vote does matter, and one vote can make all the difference in the world.

According to INEC, to be eligible to vote, an individual must be:

  • A Nigerian citizen.
  • You must be eighteen (18) years old and above.
  • Ordinarily resides, work in, or originate from the Local Government Area (LGA), Council, or ward covered by the Commission’s registration officers for voter registration.
  • Free from any incapacity to vote under any Nigerian law; Present himself/herself to the Commission’s registration officer for registration as a voter, and Must not be subject to any incapacity to vote under any Nigerian law.

How can you tell whether your registration is still valid? Go to cvr.inecnigeria.org and enter your name and date of birth in the appropriate fields. If your registration is still valid, your information will be shown, and if it is not, you will be notified.

If it’s not valid, then you have to register again.

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If you haven’t already registered, here’s what you need to know:

Get up as soon as possible. Make sure you eat properly or bring something to nibble on while you’re waiting to register. One thing is certain: the queue will be long, and you don’t want to stand in line on an empty stomach.

You should bring a face mask, a face cap, a bottle of water, and other basic items to protect yourself from rain or the sun. Take along a power bank, a hand sanitiser (use it regularly). A small backpack to carry your supplies. You could also go along with a collapsable chair if you can’t stand for too long.

Carry along a document proving your identity and age. Your National Identity Card is enough, whether permanent or temporary. There’s also your government-issued birth certificate, driver’s license, and even your passport.

Click here to start the pre-registration process.

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If you have your PVC but have moved locations, you can transfer your existing registration to your new location. Here’s what you will need to do. First of all, go to the nearest registration centre to you. National registration area centres may be located here, as can the INEC local government area office closest to you.

  • Apply to INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state where you are currently residing through your Electoral Officer (EO). You’ll also be given a form to fill at the centre.
  • Attach a photocopy of your Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to the application and submit it at the centre closest to you
  • If satisfied that you are currently resident in the area, the Resident Electoral Commissioner shall approve the application and direct that your details be transferred to your new location. Note: You must apply well before 60 days to the election. INEC may require evidence such as a Utility Bill for confirmation of your residency.
  • You’ll pick up your new PVC at the centre you made the transfer application.
  • You’ll be assigned to the nearest polling unit of your residence.
  • You’d be issued with a new Permanent Voter’s Card at the registration centre where you’ll submit your application or at any other designated centre by the Commission and the previous one will be retrieved.

Get more information HERE.

Your vote is equivalent to your voice. It is the only way to ensure that anyone you choose to represent you actually represents you. From your councillor to your local government chairman to the president.

Beginning from today, ensure to get your Permanent Voters Card. It is really important.

You also have a responsibility to urge others to acquire their PVCs if they haven’t already, as long as they are above the age of 18. It is everyone’s obligation to lift Nigeria.

For further inquiries, you may email [email protected] or visit www.inecnigeria.org and call 0700-CALL-INEC (070022554632).

30 Comments

  1. Bamiteko Grace Modupe

    June 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    My voter’s card was stolen with other items in a purse. What steps should I take to get another one?

    11
  2. Musa Nasiru

    June 28, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    That’s nice

    1
  3. Salahuddeen Shafi'u

    June 28, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Sakadadi

  4. Salahuddeen Shafi'u

    June 28, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Sakadadi polling unit LEA primary school 009

  5. Zannu-isiaka Ahisi Margaret

    June 29, 2021 at 8:47 am

    New location from Badagry centre, now in Badagry West live in Apa. Thanks.

    1
  6. Echezona

    June 29, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    But one gets stuck at the “upload pictures” point. The Website doesn’t dork well with device cameras

    1
  7. Mathew Usman

    June 29, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Can someone use another smartphone for the cvr?

  8. Alele Oluwasegun Olanrewaju

    June 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I want to transfer my voter card from Ikeja local government to kosofe.

  9. Egor Dennis Elo

    June 30, 2021 at 10:18 am

    I already have a voters card but information on the card are no longer visible . Please kindly advise me on what I should do.

  10. Muritala sheriff adewumi

    June 30, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I want to register my voter card how can I do it sir

    1
  11. ALLI COSMOS CHINAGORONNA

    June 30, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    New registration. No previous PVC

  12. ALLI COSMOS CHINAGORONNA

    June 30, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    New registration No previous PVC

  13. ALLI COSMOS CHINAGORONNA Solomon

    June 30, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    New Error in name Solomon omitted

  14. Olugbemi Sunday

    July 1, 2021 at 11:25 am

    I want to register voter card

    2
  15. Akindele Durojaye Gabriel

    July 1, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    My name was wrongly written as Gabrie.What shall I do to correct ?

    1
  16. ibrahim

    July 3, 2021 at 1:11 am

    i want 2 re -arrangen my names and also change my date of birth what shal i do sir.

    3
  17. Stanley Pere owei

    July 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I want to register votes card how can I do it sir

    2
  18. Jeremiah Amos Alex

    July 8, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    I want to change my date of birth what shall I do?

  19. Afolayan oluwaseun

    July 11, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Pls which day they want to start voter card registration

  20. Umar yakubu umar

    July 14, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you

  21. lawan salihu

    July 19, 2021 at 7:52 am

    pls ineed chang my det of bard

  22. LIVINUS JOHN

    July 19, 2021 at 8:20 am

    How can I register my voter card

  23. Chris Abiodun Vann

    July 19, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    My Voter’s card is defaced and I want to obtain a new one. I have all my details. How do I do that online?

  24. Augustine Ehikpehale Omokhoa

    July 20, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I want to register for voters card

  25. ustaz sabitu

    July 22, 2021 at 7:09 am

    I want register pvc pls what shoukd i do

  26. AMOS RITKANGHA

    July 22, 2021 at 10:15 am

    IAM A RTD CIVIL SERVANT AND I WANT TO RELOCATE TO MY VILLAGE ADVICE ABOUT MY PVC 2

  27. Chiamaka

    July 27, 2021 at 11:36 am

    You can request for a replacement through the same portal cvr.inecnigeria.org

  28. Chiamaka

    July 27, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Log on to cvr.inecnigeria.org and click on the option of Lost/ Damaged PVC

  29. Rev. Fr. Philip M. GAiya

    July 27, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    I lost my voter’s card and need a new one.

  30. Rev. Fr. Philip M. Gaiya

    July 28, 2021 at 9:30 am

    LOST CARD

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