Contrary to speculation that without your Permanent Voters Card PVC you cannot vote on election, INEC said provided your name is in their register you can vote on election day. If you had registered with INEC but unable to collect your PVC before election day. What you just need to do is on election day, go to your polling unit where you registered and check for your name in the register on display before the election day. If your name appears, then meet the polling unit officer with your VIN number in register. With the help of the BVAS you can vote on election day.
Now, this is how the BVAS works. There will be no thumb printing for other people this time around. Once you are able to give your VIN number to the electoral officers, he or she will allow you to place thumb on the BVAS machine. This means your temporary voter card is still valid. Keep it. Once you place your thumb on the BVAS machine, it will first display your BioData (picture, birthday and other information about you). And thereafter, the BVAS machine will display all the political parties Logo and you will then thumbprint the party you wish to vote for.The BVAS machine will transmit your voting results to the relevance collation center.
No one else can use your PVC on election day and there will be no card reader in use on election day. However, go and collect your PVC to make your voting process easy.
Many of the PVCs are not readily available for collection. Those who registered or made correction or transfer early this year PVCs are not in INEC office. Many of them were ask to come collect their PVC as from second week of December 2022.
This shouldn’t be a reason to panic for you will eventually vote if you have registered with INEC. Your name and passport will be on display at your polling unit where you registered.
This information is very helpful, useful and vital, so those who may have misplaced their PVC, they should not panic, they can still exercise their franchise