#GetYourPVC: Dear Nigerians, You Have Just Days To Register To Vote In 2019 Elections
Dear Nigerians, you have barely less than 9 days to register for the country’s 2019 General Elections and the truth is, time is running out!
With about 191 days to the commencement of the nation’s biggest electoral proceedings, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the August 17 deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will not be extended.
“There will be no extension of ongoing registration beyond the Aug. 17 deadline. Those who are anticipating extension should go and register.
“From Aug. 1, we are going to operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday. This is to give room for those who are yet to turn up for the exercise.
“We have been directed to suspend the registration of voters until the 2019 general elections are concluded,’’ said the Public Affairs Officer of INEC in Gombe, Mohorret Bigun, on August 1.
Literally, it means whoever that doesn’t have his/her PVC by next week Friday will not be allowed to vote next year.
Who is qualified to have a Voter’s Card?
- He/she is a Nigerian citizen
- He/she is 18 years and above
- He/she is ordinarily resident in the ward or LGA where he intends to vote
- He/she is not subject to any legal incapacity to vote under any law, rules, regulations in force in Nigeria
If you fit into the above then set aside a few hours or a day to go and register for your PVC.
Registration days are Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 3pm. But from August 1 to 17, 2018 the schedule changes to 9am to 5pm. Monday to Sunday. Plus Public Holidays.
Also, don’t forget to carry documents that say who you are. Like an International Passport, Driver’s Licence or Birth Certificate. (Not compulsory, but some INEC officials ask).
Find the nearest INEC registration centre. Your Local Government Area office is a good place to start. (Click Here And Scroll Down To Find Your Location To Register)
When you’re done, they’ll give you a slip, a Temporary Voter’s Card (TVC). That’s what you’ll collect your PVC with.
Don’t forget to ask the INEC official when your PVC will be ready, although, it could take up to 6 months.
Bear in mind that your vote is your voice. It is the only way to ensure whoever you want representing you does represent you.
Kindly share and retweet this information to your family and friends so as to encourage them to get their PVCs if they haven’t done that already.
God bless Nigeria!!!