by Usman Alabi
Here are answers to some common questions about PVC.
INEC designated centre nearest to his/her place of residence during the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise. Mondays to Friday (excluding public holidays), 9am-3pm
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.
You need to present your Temporary Voter’s Card to the INEC Officials in order 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.
You will be required to fill an incident form and if you are cleared by the officials, you will be issued with the PVC.
Apply in person to the Electoral Officer of your LGA for a replacement not later than 30 days before the election. You will be required to pay a processing fee. click here to know your INEC LGA http://bit.ly/2mOE7bF
Write to INEC within the stipulated period (5 to 14 days) stating the complaint and requesting necessary correction to be made
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
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.
No. Unless he/she transfers his/her registration details to his/her state and is issued another voter’s card to that effect. Voters are only permitted by law to vote at polling units where they were registered and their names displayed.