PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2021 YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO CONDUCT ANY TRANSACTION, OTHER THAN COLLECTION OF IDENTIFICATION CARDS AT OUR OFFICES.
Ordinarily, when your Identification Card expires or when it’s close to its expiration date you visit the EBC’s Registration Area Office where you are registered to renew your ID card.
What is required:
Persons are required to make an appointment through the EBC’s Appointment System Portal to renew expired ID cards or as previously stated, if your ID card is about to expire, you will need to make an appointment.
YOU CAN ACCESS THE EBC’S APPOINTMENT SYSTEM PORTAL HERE.
The validity of all national identification cards issued by the Commission, which are currently expired, will now be valid until December 31st, 2021. For the details of this extension, please see this Press Release.
Persons who are physically incapacitated can make a request to the Registration Officer of the Registration Area in which they reside to have the transaction effected at home in accordance with Registration Rule No.8(3).
Be prepared to be photographed for the new card.
Replacement of Lost, Stolen or Damaged Identification Card
Report to the nearest police station that the card was lost or stolen.
Make an appointment to visit the Registration Area Office where you live to be interviewed and issued with Form A-71 and a voucher. The Form is used to make a declaration, in the presence of a Commissioner of Affidavits, that the card was lost. The voucher is used to pay a fee of $10.00 for a first replacement or $20.00 for a second replacement, at a District Revenue Office nearest to you.
The Form, stamped and signed by the Commissioner of Affidavits, together with the voucher and receipt issued by the Revenue Officer, are then taken back to the Registration Office for processing and replacement of the ID card.
(iv)Thereafter, a letter will be issued by the Registration Office to collect the card.
With respect to a mutilated card, the declaration will be required only if the remains of the card cannot be produced. Also see new security feature on National Identification Card.
You are required to make an appointment to to replace a lost/stolen identification card. You can access the EBC’s Appointment System Portal here.
Change of Address
In accordance with Section 43 and 44 of the Representation of the People Act under the Registration Rules Registered persons who change their residential address either within a Registration Area or from one Registration Area to another are required to notify the appropriate Registration Officer accordingly. It is critical that registrants discharge this responsibility, since, apart from assisting the Commission in its ongoing efforts to maintain an accurate register of electors, it also ensures that electors are placed in the correct polling division/electoral district. This transaction does not necessitate the issue of a new Identification (ID) Card. You are required to make an appointment to effect a Change of Address on your identification card. You can access the EBC’s Appointment System Portal here.
Change of Name
Registered persons who change their names, primarily by marriage or Deed Poll, should notify their Registration Officer, so that the Commission’s records can be updated and a new I.D card bearing the registrant’s new name issued. The ID card bearing the name which has been changed is required to be surrendered. You are required to make an appointment to effect a Change of Name on your identification card. You can access the EBC’s Appointment System Portal here.