ELECTION RESULTS: INEC Goes Digital

In an apparent bid to curb election rigging and violence, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday introduced a dedicated public election result viewing portal, known as “The INEC Result Viewing (IReV)”.

INEC is confident that IRev would enable Nigerians to view polling unit results in real time as  voting ends on election day.

The commission made the announcement on Thursday, in a statement issued by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja.

According to Okoye, the innovation would begin from the Nasarawa Central State Constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State, holding on Saturday.

“To further strengthen the transparency in the election result management system, the commission has decided to introduce a dedicated public portal, IReV that will enable Nigerians to view polling unit results real time as the voting ends on election day.

“The commission wishes to emphasise that this does not constitute electronic collation of results.

“The collation of election results shall remain as provided for by law, a manual process of completion of relevant result sheets and their upwards collation until the final results are determined.

“The commission hopes that this innovation will  improve the transparency in election result management and therefore further consolidate public confidence in the electoral process,”

He disclosed that for the Nasarawa Central state constituency election, the result sheet could  be accessed  by visiting https://inecelectionresults.com

“Click on Create new Account? Fill in your details in the form provided and click on Sign in and provide your State of origin and click on Continue”

“An account activation email is sent to the email address provided in the form.

” Check your email and correctly copy out the activation code which will be entered into the textbox provided on the portal.

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