INEC Publishes Comprehensive Information On Collected, Uncollected PVCs In Imo Kogi, Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is publishing comprehensive information on collected and uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in the three States on a polling unit basis.

The information also gives the distribution of the polling units by Local Government Areas, Registration Areas/Wards, the names of the polling units, their code numbers, the number of registered voters, and the number of collected as well as uncollected PVCs.

The commission made it known at its meeting held specifically to review the ongoing preparations for the off-cycle Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States scheduled for Saturday, 11th November 2023.

National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee Sam Olumekun said the list will also provide the names and locations of the two polling units in Bayelsa State and 38 in Imo State without registered voters.

The breakdown for the three States indicates that out of 1,056,862 registered voters in Bayelsa State, 1,017,613 have collected their PVCs and 39, 249 are uncollected. In Imo State, the number of registered voters is 2,419,922 out of which 2,318,919 have collected their PVCs and 101,003 are uncollected, while in Kogi State, out of 1,932,654 registered voters, 1,833,160 have collected their PVCs and leaving 99,494 uncollected.

“The detailed information has been uploaded to the Commission’s website We appeal to all stakeholders to note the information.

Any vote from a polling unit above the number of PVCs collected amounts to overvoting. The number of PVCs collected shall be used for the computation of the margin of lead principle.,” he said