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2023 Elections: INEC Says Collection Of PVC Is Free, No Proxy Collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos state has reiterated that Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) collection is free and that proxy collection is not permitted.

This comes as the commission in Lagos State announced that it has received the final batch of PVC from the national headquarters and that it will be available for collecting at INEC Local Government Offices across the state from Wednesday, January 25th to Sunday, January 29th, 2023.

According to news reports, the Lagos State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, stated in a statement signed on his behalf by the INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Lagos, Adebisi Oladepo Ajayi, that there are 451,156 new registrants in the Continuous Voters Registration exercise, with the state having a total of 7 million registered voters.

The Lagos REC emphasised that collection of PVCs is free while disallowing collection by proxy.

2023 Elections: INEC Releases Date For PVC Collection


The statement read, “The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos state wishes to inform the general public most especially the registered voters in Lagos state that the remaining PVCs for Lagos have been received.

“The PVCs shall be available for collection at INEC Local Government Offices from Wed. 25th January to Sunday 29th of January between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

“The Commission hereby enjoins all eligible registrants who have not collected their PVCs to please avail themselves of the opportunity to do so before the January 29 deadline.

“Collection of PVC is free while collection by proxy is not allowed.”


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