Check Your Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) Registration Status

The 2015 general elections in Nigeria is fast approaching and according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), you need to have a Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) to exercise your franchise. Many Nigerians are yet to collect their cards  due to one reason or the other. The essence of this article is to inform you on simple steps to take before heading over to a collection center. Do you know you can check if your PVC is ready? Carefully read the steps to take below:


You can check your voter’s card status by sending an SMS with your:

State(Space)Last Name(Space)Last 5 digit of your Voter Identification Number (VIN) to 08171646879

Sample of A Temporary Voter's Card
Sample of A Temporary Voter’s Card

Format: State Last name VIN
Example: Adamawa Ibrahim 30750

You should receive a response within 15 minutes.

Note: Text messages are charged at the local network rates.


INEC has incorporated a Voter Status Verification System on her Official website where you can know the status of your PVC in 4 simple steps.

1. Select your State of registration (where you originally registered in 2011).

2. Enter your Last Name (Surname).

3. Enter the last 5 digits of your VIN as depicted in the picture below.

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4. Click the Check Status button as depicted in the image below:

Status Check Form
Status Check Form

Viola! Your voter status will be displayed right on the screen. Here is the screenshot of my Voter’s Card status.

Voter Status Confirmed!
Voter Status Confirmed!

With this online Voter Status Verification System, it categorically states your registration ward and the polling unit to collect your Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). It saves your the stress, time and energy of going from one wrong polling unit to another.

If you have any concern or issues bothering your mind on the PVC or any other election related matter, you can reach the INEC Citizens Contact Centre (ICCC) on 07098115257, 07098117563 and 07098110916

Updated: Click here to check your PVC status now!

Here on TASMAG, it is our hope and prayer that we have a free, fair and violence-free election. We are also using this medium to call Nigerian youths not to allow ourselves to be used as instruments of violence and destruction. On election day, let’s come out en masse to effect the change we like to see through the power of our votes. Remember, this election! #VoteNotFight click on the link to join the conversation on Twitter.

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Olajide Ishola

Olajide Ishola

A tech-savvy linguist, Lazy writer and conservative Foodie.

4 thoughts on “Check Your Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) Registration Status

  • January 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Where is the link to check the PVC Status?

    • Olajide Ishola
      January 24, 2015 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you for calling my attention to the omission. The post has been updated, you can also click on this link . Thanks for stopping by, kindly share TASMAG with your friends.

  • April 6, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    How can I get a new pvc?

    • Olajide Ishola
      April 17, 2016 at 12:58 PM

      INEC is no longer giving out the PVCs at the moment, if you lost it, you’ll have to wait till INEC announces continuous Voters registration for the 2019 general elections.

      You can as well call any of the phone numbers in the post or visit INEC website.

      I hope this helps.


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