According to INEC, the PVC (Permanent Voters Card) is smart card based voters’ identity with voter’s information such as bio-data, bio-metric and facial image. The card technology provides adequate security features to reduce vulnerability to counterfeiting and shall be used for identification and authentication of voters during elections in Nigeria. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently doing everything possible to ensure that every validly registered voter get his/her Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to be able to exercise their franchise in the 2015 General Election. To make it easier for voters to get their PVC, INEC has decentralized PVC pickups. Hence, you can now pickup your PVC at your ward.
If you have not gotten your PVC, you can easily locate your possible PVC pickup location online using this web app.
You can find your PVC pickup location online via Go Vote’s PVC Pickup Location at http://govote.ng/pickup/. You will need to just enter the PU number to conduct the search. This can be found on the Top right of your Temporary Voters Card. Enter the PU number and click on “Find Pickup Location”.
Also, you can check if you are eligible for voting. You should do this before going to the polling booth on election days.
via SMS: Send an SMS to 08171646879 in this format – INEC, Name of State, Surname, last five digits of your Voters Identification Number on the Temporary Voters Card, e.g. “INEC, Ogun, Kayode, 06782”. You should receive a response within 15 minutes. OR Send an SMS to 08171646879 in this format – Name of State, Surname, last five digits of your Voters Identification Number on the Temporary Voters Card, e.g. “Ogun, Kayode, 06782”. You should receive a response within 15 minutes. Voters Identification Number can be found on the top hand right hand of the Temporary Voters Card.
via the INTERNET: Find out your status of your registration at http://voters.inecnigeria.org
If your status is OKAY go and pick up your Permanent Voters Card at your Local Government Secretariat.