What you should know about the PVC – Permanent Voters Card


What is PVC?

Permanent Voters Card

What is the PVC used for?

The Permanent Voters Card (PVC) enables registered voters exercise their civic right to vote in the General Elections.

What Information is contained in the PVC?

The PVC stores information such as biometric data i.e. physical attributes, thumbprint, etc. It protects the information stored in the card. The information on the PVCs are electronically programmed and can only be read /assessed electronically with a card reader.

What do I need to have to collect my Permanent Voter’s Card?

In order to collect your PVC, You need to present your Temporary Voter’s Card to the INEC Officials.

My PVC is lost/damaged. What do I need to do?

You apply in person to the Electoral Officer of your LGA/Area Council for a replacement of the lost/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.

Where do I collect my PVC?

To locate your PVC, please click the link >>>PVC Locator

Where am I supposed to Vote?

You are to vote at your designated Polling Unit.

I want to change my polling unit. What can I do?

Please take the following steps:

  • Apply to INEC more than 30 days before the 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; or

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