How To

How to Check My Lost Voters Card Online

How to Check My Lost Voters Card Online


Article on How to Check My Lost Voters Card Online – No voter’s card, no voting!

For you to be able to cast your vote, a voter’s card is required. The card is one of the requirements for accreditation during an election because it helps the officials identify you. Everyone who intends to vote must therefore keep their ID card safe.

However, in a situation where your card is lost or destroyed, a lot of issues arise. In this article, we’ll go through how to check your Nigerian voter’s card online to see if it’s missing or damaged and how to get a replacement.

How to Check My Lost Voters Card Online

There are procedures to follow to be able to check for your lost voter card online.


  • Visit the portal for INEC voter verification.
  • Fill in the required fields under the INEC voters’ verification website.
  • Once you are done filling in the required details, click the ‘Check Status’ icon.
  • You would then see the details of the card you lost displayed across your screen.

You would be asked to explain the situation that led to the loss of the card when applying for a new one. If the explanation is legitimate, the applicant will be provided with a new card as long as the election is still scheduled to take place in around 30 days.

How to Get Your Nigerian Voter’s Card Back

Here are the steps to follow to reclaim your lost voter’s card online in Nigeria:

  • Visit the INEC voter registration portal now.
  • A menu bar would be visible. To sign in or register, click on it.
  • To log into your portal, use your email address and password. You might need to register for a new account online if you don’t already have one by providing your information.
  • After completing the above-mentioned procedure, you will be sent to your home screen.
  • Click the ‘Lost or Damaged PVC’ icon.
  • Click the ‘Request a New Card’ icon.
  • You would then be directed to a page for the retrieval of the details you used for your voter’s registration.
  • To search through the list of details for the INEC registration, type in your first name, last name, and state.
  • Once the information you presented tallied with any of the record details, you would easily find the necessary details displayed on your screen.
  • Check through the displayed details to be sure that it’s really yours.
  • Before clicking the “Accept” icon next to the declaration warning, click the “Start Review” icon. If the details are not yours, you can decide not to hit the “Accept” icon. You shouldn’t click the “Accept” icon either if you discover any false information.
  • Then, there are a few more mandatory fields you would have to complete.
  • You would then need to upload a photo of yourself from your passport. Make sure the image is scanned for clarity to prevent your application from being rejected. A white background should be used when taking the picture as well.
  • After completing all of the steps mentioned, you can move on to physically complete the remaining steps. It would be simple for you to visit any INEC office in your area and ask for a fresh voter’s card.
Read Too:  How To Borrow Airtime From Airtel

You should also be aware that you can only get this new voter’s card if you apply around a month before the election. When the new card is delivered to you, the word “duplicate” will be clearly written on the front.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did I need to pay before I could replace my Nigerian voter’s ID card?

No. You do not need to pay someone before you replace your lost Nigerian voter ID card. It is completely free. You need to visit the INEC website so that you will be able to submit all the necessary information and follow the necessary procedure to replace your Nigerian voter’s ID card for free.

With your internet connection and smartphone or laptop, you will be able to complete the process within 20 minutes.

Can I use a voter’s card to open a bank account?

No. According to Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), permanent voter cards are not needed and cannot be used to open Nigerian bank accounts.

Can I apply for a duplicate voter ID card online?

Yes, you can apply for a duplicate Nigerian voter card online as long as you follow the guide we have written in this article.

All you need to do is visit Nigeria’s independent national electoral commission and follow all the necessary instructions to replace your Nigerian voter ID card.

What is the full meaning of PVC in Nigeria?

PVC means “permanent voter card.” It is issued as a card empowering Nigerians to vote during electoral polls.


As you can see from this article, “I have lost my voter’s card” is no longer a valid excuse as to why you can’t vote, as we have shown you the steps on how to get your voter’s card back.

Have you ever lost your voter and tried replacing it? Please share your experience with us in the comment section.



WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Welcome! We are online and ready to help you via WhatsApp chat. Let us know if you need our assistance.