I first registered to vote in 2011 , as a student in the University of Lagos, unfortunately I haven’t voted since then because I misplaced my temporary VOTERS card and couldn’t find my permanent VOTERS card
But more recently with buharis win and the recent state of the country ( not to forget my father’s demeaning look the first time he asked if i had gotten my pvc and I said No and tried to explain why,he wasn’t having it at all)
After a long while of thinking and contemplating how stressful the entire process of getting my Pvc was going to be( because everything is hard in this country) I finally took the leap and here’s what I found out
Did you know?
If you registered for a pvc in 2011 or 2015,You do not need to register again,Your card is still valid.
If you have misplaced your VOTERS CARD go to the INEC office near you with an afidavit/police report . Also print out your details on inec.org you only need your name and date of birth to find your details online. I was so impressed with the electoral commission after I seamlessly found my detail with no stress on their site. Kudos!
If you have changed location since the time you last registered go to an INEC office near you and request a transfer after downloading and printing your registration details on http://www.inec.org. Transferring from one location to another is so easy, you’d hardly believe that This is Nigeria after you are done with it. Its pretty simple and way easier than registering all over again.
This information also applies if you need to change the details on your Voters cards, maybe your name was misspelled, or your date of birth is wrong. Photocopy your Voters card both the front and the back and visit an INEC office near you.
remember that registering for a VOTERS card more than once is a criminal offence, just go back to Inec for a VOTERS card if for whatever reason you need a new one.
Find your PVC here
This post is based on my experience, if you are just registering for the first time, you can make the process easier for you by having a valid identification card, arriving at the polling unit early. I got there at 7am and people were already there,the officials available from 9am – 3pm.
To find out more about what first time applicants need click here
I hope you find the information in this post useful.
if you have any questions leave them in the comment section.
Have you registered to vote in the coming elections?
If you have ,how was the process? If you haven’t, why?
Please let me know in the comment section. Thank you.