A Permanent Voters Card is something that every Nigerian desires to have right now. The General Elections in 2023 are less than a year away.
Here’s something you should know: the Continuous Voter Registration activity was launched by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in June 2021. This registration exercise is how every Nigerian applies for and receives their Permanent Voters Card, thus if you haven’t received your card yet, you should be interested in it and participate.
Who is eligible to obtain a Permanent Voters Card?
Nigerians over the age of 18 who have never registered to vote
A registered voter who has previously had problems with accreditation.
Registered voters who want to alter their polling place
Registered voters whose Permanent Voters Card has been misplaced or damaged
Registered voters who want to update key information such as their name and date of birth.
Why do you need a PVC?
The Permanent Voter’s Card entitles you to vote.
The biggest advantage of receiving a Permanent Voter’s Card is having a say in the political affairs of the country as an eligible citizen. Your voter’s card is what you will use during the election process, and without it, you will be unable to exercise your right as a citizen and vote for the person you believe will be a better leader.
The PVC provides you the power to vote and decide who should take over the mantle.
It is a reliable way of identification.
The Permanent Voter’s Card is recognized as a form of identification throughout the Nation since it is thought to include accurate information about you. The voter ID card incorporates several features that can be used to identify a person, particularly during the voting session. The voter’s card includes your photograph, full name, gender, date of birth, serial number, address, local government area, and other information. Other information, such as fingerprints and signatures, adds to the card’s security measures, ensuring that you will not be impersonated or impersonated by others during the voting session.
Furthermore, in the absence of a driver’s license, the voter ID card can be used as an alternate form of identity.
Your Permanent Voter’s Card can be used for official purposes.
A voter’s card is typically required for a variety of official purposes and transactions. Banks and other financial institutions, for example, normally ask you to provide a legitimate form of identification.
Before you may continue some financial transactions with them, such as opening a bank account or obtaining a loan, you must present either your National ID card or your Voter’s card.
So, how do you go about getting a permanent voters card?
1. Go to your local government’s INEC registration center.
It is recommended that you select the nearest center to you. Look for the nearest polling unit.
2. Provide ID and have your biometric information captured by INEC officials.
Your birth certificate, national passport, identity card, or driver’s license could all serve as proof of identity. After confirming your identity and age, an official will collect your information using a Direct Data Capture Device. Your thumbprint and photograph will be taken and saved in the INEC database.
3. A Temporary Voters Card will be issued to you.
The Temporary Voters Card serves as confirmation that you completed the registration process. Go home and save it; you’ll need it later.
4. When your Permanent Voters Card is ready, INEC officials will contact you.
When you get the word, go back to the registration center and show your Temporary Voters Card. Wait for your Permanent Voters Card.Featured Image Source: Premium Times Nigeria
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