The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has scheduled mock accreditation of voters for 14th October, 2023.
The accrediting will take place in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states ahead of the November 11, 2023 Governorship elections in those States.
The decision was reached at the Commission’s meeting on Monday 25th September 2023, according to Sam Olumekun,
National Commissioner & Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee.
Olumekun explained in a statement that the exercise is strictly a test accreditation and not the actual election.
He stated, “As was the case in recent 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.”
He also appealed to registered voters in the selected polling units to turn up with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for the exercise.