INEC Voters Card is a very important document every Nigerian citizen must have . It is one your mouth when it comes to election as it is the tool you must have for you to be able to vote the rightful candidate into power. You can not be saying that you love your country meanwhile, you don’t have your voters card.
The 2019 General Election is fast approaching and you can’t do anything without voters card and that is why as Infoguiders, I think we are not doing our work if we this article is not posted here. In this guide, I am going to revael all you need to know about INEC voters registration
Voters Card Online Registration
Voter registration is a procedure through which those qualified to vote are indicate and included in a record known as the register of voters. They are then given voters’ cards, which grants them the right to vote during elections. The official online presence of INEC is Inecnigeria.org and that is where anything about INEC voters card is done online.
For you to qualify for voters card registration, you must meet up with the followings requirements.
Qualifications for Voters Card Registration
- Be a citizen of Nigeria
- Be up to the age of 18
- Have a voters passport
- Go to the voters registration center personally
How to Register Voters And Obtain INEC Voters Card
When you want to register for INEC voters card, all you have to do is to
- visit INEC registration center
- provide your names
- Provide your current address
- Passport information
- Your full details of the that is; gender, date of birth, profession, etc
When you have successfully registered for INEC voters card, the next thing is obtaining the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) but the before then, let’s see how to check voters registration status
How To Check Voters Registration Status
There are three different ways you can use in checking your voters registration status. Let’s look at them one after the other.
1. Visit Your Polling Unit
You can check your voters registration status by simply visiting your polling unit. INEC will display the list of registered voters. You have to check and confirm that your details are included
2. Check Voters Registration Using your phone
You can check your voters registration status with your phone. Just send a text message to 08171 646 879 in the
following format: state, surname, last five digits of your voter identification number (found on the top of your temporary or permanent voter card).
An example is given: Anambra, Uleh, 02457. You should receive a response within 15 minutes showing your full profile on the Voters’ Register and your polling unit number, or an error message.
If you receive an error message, check to ensure that you entered your information correctly.
Note that text messages are charged at the local
3. Check Voters Registration on INEC Website
You can check your voters registration status by logging into the INEC official website. This is how you can check your voters registration status on INEC website;
- Goto http://www.inecnigeria.org/?page_id=2160
- Click on “Check Status Using VIN”
- Choose the state of registration
- Type in your Last Name
- Type in your full VIN number
- Lastly, tap Check Status.
- If you can’t remember your VIN number, there is an option to check status using your date of birth.
Note: VIN means Voters Identification Number and it is unique.
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Importance Of Voters Card
Voters card is very important to every citizen of a country. INEC voters card is very useful to you as an individual . First is that you have the right to vote during election with voters card. Second is that you can use it as a means of identification when filling some documents like when opening account in the bank. Last but not the least is that you can use voters card when dealing with online business like opening a PayPal account.
About 2019 General Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled 16th February 2019 to be the date for Nigerian general election, 2019. This will be the sixth quadrennial elections since the end of military regime in 1999. Below are the dates for 2019 general election as proposed by INEC
Presidential Election : February 16, 2019
National Assembly : February 16, 2019
Governorship Election : March 2nd, 2019
State Assembly & FTC Council : March 2nd, 2019
Election is one of the most fundamental components of modern politics as it allows the people to choose the best candidate who will represent them and you can only do that when you have your PVC. You voters card is all you need to participate in very well during election. In this comming election, I advice you get your PVC and vote because it is your right.
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