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All the questions on how to get your Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) Answered

The third phase of the distribution of the Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) kicked off over the weekend (Friday , November 7-Sunday, November 9) in 11 of 20 local government areas (LGAs) in Lagos as well as in seven other states (Edo, Plateau, Imo, Ogun, Nasarawa, Kano and Rivers).

In Lagos and Nasarawa states, INEC revealed that the local government areas (LGAs) which did not participate in the third phase of the exercise would do so in the fourth phase between November 28 and November 30, 2014.

In light of this, ENCOMIUM Weekly, here, answers all the questions on how you can get your PVC…

 

WHAT IS PERMANENT VOTERS’ CARD (PVC)?

The Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) is a smart card-based (like your ATM card) Voter ID, which holds voter’s information such as bio-data, biometrics and passport photograph. The card technology provides adequate security features to reduce vulnerability to counterfeiting. It will be used for identification and authentication of voters during elections, starting from 2015.

 

AM I ELIGIBLE TO COLLECT PERMANENT VOTERS’ CARD (PVC)?

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that for you to get your PVC, you must: have registered before, have your name on the voters’ register, have a temporary voter card (TVC), have your identity confirmed if you have lost your TVC and be physically present at the collection centre to get your PVC.

 

WHERE DO I COLLECT MY PVC?

The distribution of the PVC will be at Polling Units (PU) spread across the state between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. Those who are unable to collect theirs during the specified period can do so at the INEC office in their local governement area (LGA) afterwards.

 

HOW DO I GET MY PVC AT THE COLLECTION CENTRE?

Here are the steps to collect your PVC at the polling unit as stipulated by INEC:

  1. The voters’ register will be publicly displayed at the polling unit.
  2. When the prospective voter arrives, the distribution officer checks and confirms that he/she is in the distribution register of voters.
  3. If the name of the prospective voter is found on the distribution register of voters, he/she shall search through the PVC cards for his/her PVC.
  4. The distribution officer then requests prospective voter to thumbprint and sign the PVC collection section of the distribution register of voters
  5. The distribution officer then retrieves the Temporary Voter Card (TVC) from the prospective voter and hands over the PVC.
  6. In the event that the prospective voter does not have a TVC (but his/her name is found on the register of voters), the prospective voter is made to sign an attestation form and affix his/her passport photograph.

– MICHAEL NWOKIKE

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