Next Election: Presidential and National Assembly 25th February 2023

Permanent Voters Card (PVC)

Permanent Voters Card

The Permanent Voters Card (PVC) enables registered voters exercise their civic right to vote in the General Elections.

The PVC stores information such as biometric data i.e. physical attributes, thumbprint, etc. It protects the information stored in the card. The information on the PVCs are electronically programmed and can only be read /assessed electronically with a card reader.


In order to collect your PVC, You need to present your Temporary Voter’s Card to the INEC Officials.

You apply in person to the Electoral Officer of your LGA/Area Council for a replacement of the lost/damaged voter’s card. This must be done not later than thirty 30 days before the election. You will be required to pay a processing fee.

To locate your PVC, please click the link >>>PVC Locator

You are to vote at your designated Polling Unit.

Please take the following steps:

  • Apply to INEC more than 30 days before the election.

Write an application for transfer to the Resident Electoral Commissioner through the Electoral Officer of your LGA/Area Council (your present location where you want to be transferred to). Your original voter’s card must be attached to the application if it is Inter-State Transfer; or

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