The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to conduct mock Voter’s Accreditation in the three States: Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo States that it will conduct governorship election on November 11. The mock Voter’s Accreditation will be conducted on October 14.
The decision to embark on mock Voter’s Accreditation came after a meeting today, September 25, of the stakeholders of the Commission.
A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman of the
Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun mni, said that mock Voter’s Accreditation is a recent innovation in the off-cycle Governorship elections.
“The Commission will conduct a mock accreditation using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and upload of polling units results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).
“The test run will take place simultaneously in the three States on Saturday 14th October 2023 from 8.30am to 2.30pm.
“A maximum of three polling units in each Senatorial District have been identified across each of the three States, covering a total of nine Senatorial District and 27 polling units.
“Lessons learnt from the exercise will be taken into consideration in ensuring a seamless process on Election Day.
“Full details of the polling units, including their locations by Local Government Area (LGA), Registration Area (RA)/Ward, Delimitation Code and number of registered voters have been uploaded to our website and social media platforms.”
The Commission appealed to registered voters in the selected polling units to turn up with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for the exercise.
The Commission made it clear that “this is strictly a test accreditation exercise and not the actual election.”