The Commission met today Monday 25th September 2023 and, among other issues, reviewed the preparations for the forthcoming off-cycle Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States scheduled for Saturday 11th November 2023.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to conduct mock accreditation of voters ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election for Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states scheduled for November 11, 2023.
INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun made this known in a statement, in Abuja.
Olumekun said that the commission will conduct a mock accreditation using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and upload polling unit results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).
He the test run will take place simultaneously in the three States on Saturday 14th October 2023 from 8.30am to 2.30pm.
According to the statement, a maximum of three polling units in each Senatorial District have been identified in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states for the mock accreditation exercise, covering a total of nine Senatorial District and 27 polling units.
The Commission assured that 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 appeals to registered voters in the selected polling units to turn up with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for the exercise.
“The public is advised that this is strictly a test accreditation exercise and not the actual election”, the statement read