Nigeria: 5 Things To Know About INEC’s Smart Card Reader

imageThe smart card readers that would be used in the general election had been configured for specific polling units, a strategy it had adopted to guard against attempts by individuals to rig the election.

The smart card readers would confirm the authentic owners of voter cards and the commission would ensure that voters were adequately enlightened on how to vote. The card readers would be deployed to each polling units to authenticate voter’s card before any voter is allowed to vote by verifying by thumbprint and picture on the card.

The smart card has certain features and benefits that will deter another person from using somebody else’s card.

  • When you insert your card, it will authenticate to be sure it is an INEC’s card and whether the owner of the card is the person bearing it.
  • The individual will put his thumb on the smart card reader and it will bring out the individual’s features.
  • The card reader is configured to be used in one particular polling unit. It cannot be used in two places.

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Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the Smart Card Readers (SCR’s) that INEC will be deploying that day:

1.  The card readers make use of sim cards and have built in memories.

2. They are deliberately programmed to work between time frames and would not work after that set time.

3. The card readers are pre-configured by INEC staff for polling units before polling officials arrive.

4. Accreditation lasts only 5 hours but card readers are designed to last for 12 hours if the battery is fully charged.

5. Smart card reader send data of people accredited to INEC’s central server ahead of counting of the ballot papers.

The card reader, which is newly introduced, will also assist INEC to authenticate the finger print on the voter card among other information to curb rigging and manipulation in the election.

For more information, please visit www.inecnigeria.org

 

Nigeria: How to check your voting status and Permanent Voters Card #PVC Pickup Locations

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How to find out if you are eligible to vote in 2015 elections. INEC has decentralized PVC pickups. Now you can pickup your PVC at your ward. Use the form below to find where you can pickup your PVC. Pickups for Ekiti & Osun state remain at their respective LGAs. To check the location of your Local Government Secretariat where you can pick up your Permanent Voters Card, click here.

Check your status

Before you go to your local polling unit to get your Permanent Voters Card know your status. This will give you information on the right steps to take to ensure you are included in the 2015 electoral process.

SMS

Send an SMS to 08171646879 in this format – INEC, Name of State, Surname, last five digits of your Voters Identification Number on the Temporary Voters Card, e.g. “INEC, Ogun, Kayode, 06782”. You should receive a response within 15 minutes.

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Send an SMS to 08171646879 in this format – Name of State, Surname, last five digits of your Voters Identification Number on the Temporary Voters Card, e.g. “Ogun, Kayode, 06782”. You should receive a response within 15 minutes.

Voters Identification Number can be found on the top hand right hand of the Temporary Voters Card

If your status is OKAY go and pick up your Permanent Voters Card at your Local Government Secretariat before January 31st, 2015

To check the location of your Local Government Secretariat where you can pick up your Permanent Voters Card, click here.

Online

Find out your status of your registration at http://voters.inecnigeria.org

If your status is OKAY go and pick up your Permanent Voters Card at your Local Government Secretariat before January 31st, 2015

To check the location of your Local Government Secretariat where you can pick up your Permanent Voters Card, click here.

If your Temporary Voters Card is lost or damaged, take a photo ID and a passport photograph to the same polling unit where you registered/voted in 2011. Your Permanent Voters Card should be printed and ready for pick up.

Lost/Damaged Voter Card

How you can still pickup your permanent voters card.

If your Permanent Voters Card is not printed this means you are not registered.

Go to www.eie.ng to see the dates for registration (CVR) in your state and the location of your local Polling Unit where you can register and pick up your Permanent Voters Card.

To find the location of your Local Polling Unit where you can pick up your Permanent Voters Card click here

 

Moved Locations

How to transfer your registration

Have you moved locations since the 2011 election? Here’s how you can transfer your existing registration to your current area.

Before doing anything do not forget to check your status. This will give you the most accurate information on your voting status and save you time at your local INEC office or polling unit.

  1. Write a letter to INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner of the State where you currently reside.
  2. Attach your voter’s card to the letter
  3. Take the letter to the INEC office in your current Local Government Area
  4. This needs to happen no later than 30 days before the date of an election in your constituency
  5. Your application will be transferred to the Resident Electoral Commissioner, who will direct the Electoral Officer of the applicants Local Government Area who will action your query.
  6. The Electoral Officer will assign you to a polling unit in your constituency and issue you with a new voters card.

Do you have any question? 0709-811-7563