Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct a mock accreditation of voters in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi, ahead of the governorship elections scheduled for November 11, 2023.
This was contained in a statement signed by the commission’s national commissioner of the information and voter education committee, Mr Sam Olumekun, in Abuja yesterday.
Olumekun said the mock accreditation scheduled for October 14 would be done using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and upload of polling units results to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).
He said the decision was taken at the commission’s meeting held yesterday, where among other issues, it reviewed the preparations for the forthcoming off-cycle governorship elections in the three states.
“As it was the case in recent off-cycle governorship elections, the commission will conduct a mock accreditation using the BVAS and upload polling units results to the IReV,” he said.
“The test run will take place simultaneously in the three states on Saturday, October 14 from 8.30am to 2.30pm.