Voting is a fundamental human right that every eligible citizen of Nigeria or any other country should exercise.
It is through voting that citizens can participate in the democratic process and have a say in the direction of the country.
One of the most important steps in exercising this right is by registering for a permanent voter’s card.
A PVC is a card issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission that identifies a voter and enables them to vote in elections.
If you are a Nigerian citizen who is 18 years or older and is eligible to vote, then you should register for a PVC.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register:
- Step 1: Visit a Registration Centre
The first step in registering for a PVC is to visit an INEC registration centre. These centres are usually located in public places such as schools, town halls, and other community centres. You can find the nearest registration centre by checking the INEC website or contacting the local INEC office.
- Step 2: Provide Required Information
When you get to the registration centre, you will be required to provide some personal information such as your name, date of birth, and address. You will also be required to present a valid means of identification such as a National ID Card, driver’s license, or international passport.
- Step 3: Biometric Data Capture
After providing your personal information, the next step is to have your biometric data captured. This includes capturing your fingerprints, photograph, and signature. This information is used to identify you and prevent fraud in the electoral process.
- Step 4: Collection of PVC
After your data has been captured, you will be given a temporary voter’s card which you can use to vote in the next election.
Your PVC will be ready for collection a few weeks after registration. You can check the INEC website or contact your local INEC offices for the collection date.