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About your PVC

What if my name is not on the register?

You will need to fill in an incident form and if officially approved, you will be used with a PVC. Be sure to do this 30 days before the election

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how do I get my PVC?

Follow these simple step in the link.

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What if my name, sex or age is entered wrongly?

No problem. Write to the Commission so they can make a correction. This will take 1-2 weeks to process.

What if I lose my PVC?

No big deal. Take a valid ID and passport photo to your local INEC LGA. Be sure to do this 30 days before the election.

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Can I have more than one voter’s card?

No, just one card per voter.

How do I transfer voter registration info?

You’ll need to follow a few steps. Be sure to do this 30 days before the election.

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Where can I learn more about PVCs?

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About Election Violence

What is election violence?

Electoral violence is physical harm and/or threats of intimidation and coercion being perpetrated to influence the outcome of an election.

Should I be afraid to vote?

The upcoming elections appear to be safe and secure. Many partners of the Vote Not Fight campaign including youth, security agencies, INEC, political parties, candidates and other stakeholders are working to ensure a safe, peaceful, free and fair 2018 governorship election in Osun state.

What if I hear rumors about election violence?

If it is before election day, report rumors to the nearest polling station, INEC and Police offices. On Election Day report rumors to the INEC and security officials at your polling unit.

What if I want to vote but don’t feel safe?

Leave the premises of the polling unit immediately, if you become convinced that violence is about to happen. Return to vote only when you are sure that security and order has been restored.

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About Fake News

What is Fake News?

While some incorrect news is accidental — poorly reported stories, unverified opinion some is designed intentionally to misinform. This is “fake news,” and it’s more dangerous information that is presented as correct when, in fact, it is inaccurate, malicious, and intended to deceive.

So what's wrong with Fake News?

Unless Nigerians understand the truth, we can’t make informed decisions to choose our leaders, to lives our lives, and to get along with our neighbours.

So why is Fake News now a problem in 2019?

The problem is, with social media, fake news can spread fast — faster than the ability to contradict it with more trustworthy information. And with new technologies, it’s getting increasingly difficult to separate the orijo news from the disinformation.

Aren't News Outlets responsible?

Even if they were obligated to screen all fake news, it would be too big a job. That’s why it is important for every Nigerian to use his or her good judgment — to look at each news story carefully and wisely, and ask if it’s too unbelievable to be real. Use your head, check the source.

Okay, I believe you. But how do I know what is Fake News?

It’s not easy, but it’s vital. Ask yourself — is the information plausible? Is it from a credible outlet? Has the information been corroborated by other knowledgeable sources? Could the source of the information have an interest in misrepresenting the facts? For help checking the facts, head to https://africacheck.org/geofocus/nigeria/

If you suspect a WhatsApp post may be misinformation, forward it to
+234 803 975 3771.

What should I do when I find Fake News?

This is the easy part. Do not share it. Do not take any hasty action based on the false or incorrect facts. And if you can, warn others who may fall victim to the fake news that it’s untrue. Real news can win the day, if fake news doesn’t get extra help. And for help in this effort to combat fake news, call this HOTLINE:
0800 1000 500.

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About Inclusive Voting

Who gets to vote?

To vote you must be a Nigerian citizen who is 18 years and above, registered as a voter and allocated the polling unit where you go on election day. Remember, you must go with your PVC.

What rights do I have as a voter with a disability?

Voters with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else and should ensure that they go out and vote for the candidates of their choice on election day.  Furthermore, section 56 (1) of the Electoral Act allows voters who are blind or have a physical disability to be assisted to cast their ballots by a person of their choosing. Section 56 (2) calls on INEC to take reasonable steps to ensure that voters with disabilities are provided assistive devices like Braille, large embossed print or electronic devices, sign language interpretation or off-cite voting to enable them to vote with limited barriers.

How can I report a voting issue?

Call or text the VNF hotlines to report issues that make it difficult for people with disabilities to vote on election day. Ensure you provide the exact state, LGA, ward, polling unit name and number to allow the VNF and Access Nigeria campaigns to take up these issues with INEC.

What if I don’t feel safe voting as a woman?

Security is paramount. Report possible breaches to security to the INEC and security personnel at your polling unit. Leave the premises of the polling unit immediately if you become convinced that you may be in danger. Return to vote when you are sure that security and order has been restored. Call the Stop Violence Against Women in Elections (StopVAWIE) hotline 0800 2000 200  f you feel you are being harassed because you are a woman, before, during or after the election.

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About Vote Buying

Is it illegal to sell my vote?

Yes, it is illegal to sell your vote. Those caught can be fined up to N500,000 and imprisoned for 12 months. It’s not worth the risk. Keep your vote for yourself.

What should I do if I need the money?

Financial hardship is difficult, but voting for your candidate is priceless. Say NO to anyone who offers you money for your vote. Also, don’t forget the punishment of paying the fine and facing imprisonment.

How can I report problems of vote buying?

On Election Day, if someone offers you money at the polling unit report this to INEC and security officials at your polling unit. If this happens before election day, report the incidence at a Police station near you.

Call this HOTLINE: 0800 1000 500

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If you liked these videos, go ahead and watch them with your family and friends. Use the VNF discussion guides in English, Hausa or Igbo to continue the conversation about how to have free and fair elections.

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Vote Not Fight 2019 Election Hotline
0800 1000 500

For issues regarding voters registration

070022554632, 07098115357,

07098117563, 07098110916

Stop Violence Against Women In Elections HOTLINE
0800 2000 200


Every Nigerian has the right to live in any part of the country. An important part of voter registration is that an eligible person is advised to register at the center nearest to his or her residence. This is to make it easy for the voter to access the polling unit and vote on Election Day.