Abuja – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Monday, that it has fixed October 14 for conduct of mock accreditations on the governorship election holding in Kogi , Imo and Bayelsa States on November 11.
INEC, in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, stated that the mock accreditation would include the use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and upload of polling unit results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal.
It said the mock accreditation will hold from 8.30am to 2.30pm, saying it will be conducted in nine senatorial districts and 27 polling units selected across the three states.
The Commission had scheduled the off-cycle elections for November 11, 2023.
“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.
“As was the case in recent off-cycle Governorship elections, the Commission will conduct a mock accreditation using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and upload polling units results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal.
“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 Districts and 27 polling units,” the statement said.
It further stated that lessons learnt from the exercise would 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, Registration Area/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 for the exercise.
“The public is advised that this is strictly a test accreditation exercise and not the actual election,” INEC added.
Ahead of the election, INEC had also scheduled collection of Permanent Voter Cards from September 11, 2023, and will end October 9, 2023.