The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, 14 October, 2023 to conduct a mock accreditation for the upcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states which has been scheduled for Saturday, 11 November 2023.
According to the statement issued on Monday by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee which reads in part, “As was the case in recent off-cycle Governorship elections, the Commission will conduct a mock accreditation using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVA) and upload of polling units results to the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal.
“The test run will take place simultaneously in the 3 states on Saturday 14th October, 2023 from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
“A maximum of 3 polling units in each Senatorial District have been identified across each of the 3 states, covering a total of 9 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 further appealed to registered voters in the chosen polling units to present their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for the mock accreditation exercise.