INEC online registration portal is a website where eligible voters can register for their new permanent voter card, review information, transfer voting location to another polling unit, get updates about the commission, find out where to collect your PVC, and replace lost or damaged PVC.
Ever since INEC embraced the continuous voter registration process in 2017, it has been on the lookout for simpler ways to make voter registration easier. This brought about the introduction of the INEC online registration portal in June 2021. The portal is designed to be more accessible and user-friendly.
INEC brought out the online registration portal to decongest the population of eligible Nigerians who wish to register at their registration centers. Not only did the process reduce the number of people in INEC registration centers, but it also reduced the time of registration. Through the online process, prospective registrants can schedule appointments for the verification process. They can also monitor their application from the comfort of their own home.
INEC Voters Card Online Registration
As we have explained the reason for the INEC online registration process, the commission made the registration process be in sequential form. The INEC online registration process starts from the login in process on the portal down to the steps towards registering for the voter card.
Please keep in mind that the portal is only available to people who have never registered their PVC previously. If your card is lost or you wish to change your information for a new card, there are alternative methods on the site.
Before continuing, bear in mind that you can only register once on the portal. Wait for confirmation after submitting your application and then avoid registering twice. Otherwise, you stand the chance of your registration being invalid because signing up multiple times is considered a crime.
Below are the detailed steps to register for a voter card using the INEC registration online portal:
- Visit the INEC registration online portal
- Create an account to gain access
- Start the registration
- Upload your photographs
- Book an appointment
Visit the INEC Registration Online Portal
The following are the required steps to access the INEC registration portal:
- Visit the portal at https://www.cvr.inecnigeria.org/ or click here for easy access
- Click on ‘Continue’ on the important information displayed
Create an Account to Gain Access
Before you can access the registration form, you must first check in to your portal account. If you are not registered or don’t have an account on the portal, you will have to create an account. To create an account, follow the quick steps required:
- Fill in your name, email address, and phone number in the required field
- Then create your password
- Scroll to ‘Submit’
It is necessary that you choose an email address that you have access to, as you will get an email immediately to validate your account.
You should be able to find an email from the INEC CVR Portal in your inbox. To return to the sign-in page you saw earlier, open it and click on the link included inside. Click ‘Log in’ and enter your email address and the password you just generated. Following that, you will be sent to a Declaration page where you will be asked to certify that all the information you entered is correct. Before continuing, make sure to click on ‘Yes.’
Start the INEC Online Registration
As soon as you are done with the declaration page, the next page is the registration form. The following is the information that will be required on the form:
- Biodata (gender, date of birth, occupation, address, nationality)
- Additional information (level of education, maiden name, disability)
- Residence (country of residence, state of residence, LGA or the city of residence)
- Origin Information (country of origin, state of origin, LGA or city of residence, place of origin or home town)
- Polling Unit: This will be the state, local government, and the locality where you will like to vote
You will find a sign at the lower part of the page for supporting papers such as your national identity card or passport. Although this step is optional, it speeds up the verification process by making it simple to authenticate your identity.
After that, click ‘Save and Continue,’ and you’ll be directed to a new page with confirmation that your application has been successfully modified. If you do not receive this approval, click the three black lines on the top right side of the screen to examine the application process.
Upload your Photographs
At this point, you must upload two clean close-up images of your face, one having a neutral expression and one with you smiling with your teeth showing.
To upload your images, go to your camera and click on ‘Choose File.’ Immediately after you take a selfie, click on ‘Use Photo.’ This will resize and upload the photo immediately. Make certain that the images are clear and well-lit.
Book an Appointment
After you’ve learned how to register for your PVC online, the next step is to set up a convenient appointment date to have your bio-metric information taken. Select from the options provided the nearest places to get your biometrics done. These possibilities are derived from the address you provided when completing your biodata.
The portal will provide a list of available times to choose for your biometrics. Biometrics takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and the officials are on time. If you miss your appointment date or time, you can still reschedule it through the INEC portal. After you’ve decided on a date and time, submit your application.
INEC Voters Card Verification
Voters’ card verification is a process provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission for registered and eligible voters to confirm their voter card status. It is known as the INEC Voters’ Status Verification System.
This process of verifying your voter card helps you access your Voter Identification Number using your mobile device. It also provides you with your polling unit and your polling unit code.
How Can I Verify my Voters Card Online
Verifying your voter’s card online is very simple. All that is required is to have an internet-enabled device and a data plan. Follow the steps below to verify your voter card:
- Visit the voter card verification portal or click here for quick access
- Fill up the information form provided on the portal
- Run the security check
- Then click on check status
- You will be directed to another page that will confirm your voter’s card is verified. It will provide you with all your important information.
How Long Does it Take to Verify Voters’ Card?
The verification process takes a few minutes to be done on the INEC voter verification portal.