How to Register, Update or Request for Voters Card Online as INEC Finally Launches Portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has established an online site for Nigerians to register as voters ahead of the 2023 general elections.

According to a brief announcement on the electoral body’s official Facebook page, the portal,, will go live on Monday, June 28, the first day of online registration. Commencement.

INEC Voters Registration Card: 

Below are the steps to follow;
  1. Prospective registrants are to go online to perform a pre-registration using the URL: or
  2. Registrant shall first create an account on the portal using a valid email address to enable him/her to commence the pre-registration process
  3. Upon creating the account, an account activation link will be sent to the email address provided during account registration
  4. Click on the provided link to activate and continue with your pre-registration
  5. Each registrant shall fill an online form with the relevant and necessary information
  6. After filling the form, the registrant shall select a convenient date and time when he would want to visit the registration center for biometric capture to complete his/her registration.
  7. The registrant shall click on the submit button to complete his/her pre-registration, and after a successful submission, an Application Slip containing his/her Application ID, a QR code and relevant details will be generated
  8. Print your Application Slip, which contains an application number, QR Code, and other details
  9. Visit an INEC registration center on the scheduled date of appointment with the printed application slip for biometric capture
  10. A Registration slip will be issued to you after the successful completion of your registration to be used to collect your Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC)
Meanwhile, those who are already registered as voters can also carry out all the other activities such as transfers, correction of personal details, and replacement of damaged or defaced PVCs online.

As Nigeria and other countries battle the coronavirus pandemic, INEC said it hopes the portal will reduce overcrowding at the registration centers and make the registration processes generally easier, thereby giving Nigerians a pleasant electoral experience.

Categories of Nigerians for the Registration Exercise

The registration exercise will be for the following categories of Nigerians;
  • Those who are 18 years and above and have not registered previously.
  • Registered voters who have had any problem during accreditation for any past election, with either their Permanent Voters’ Cards or their fingerprints not being read by the Smart Card Reader.
  • Registered voters who want to transfer their voting location from one place to another.
  • Registered voters who want to correct issues with their data, such as misspelled names, dates of birth, etc.
  • Registered voters whose PVCs are lost or damaged.
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