Just in: INEC Introduces Election Result Checking Interface

In the unending quest for transparency by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as regards the release of the election results.

The electoral commission has launched an integrated portal for checking of election report anywhere in Nigeria.

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INEC ealier last Thursday promised to introduce Election Result Viewing Portal (IReV Portal) to strengthen its election management process and enhance transparency of the system.

Reporting the launching of the IReV Portal, Daily Trust affirmed that INEC made use of the result IReV portal in the Nasarawa state’s bye-election which was held on Saturday.

While speaking on the commission’s decision to introduce the IReV portal, the INEC National Commissioner who doubles as the Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, IVEC, Mr. Festus Okoye acknowledged the challenges of proper result management in the Nigeria electoral processes.

“This replica of the polling unit result is pasted at the Polling Unit after votes are counted, recorded and announced. This poster, now widely known as the “People’s Form EC8A”, has increased transparency in result management,” Okoye said.

He added that the form enables the citizens to photograph the results and project the outcome of elections, even before the final results are announced.

“Unfortunately, this has also led to abuses, as unofficial and at times false results are known to have been circulated, particularly via social media, leading to tension and casting aspersions on the final outcome of elections.

“To further strengthen the transparency in the election result management system, the commission has decided to introduce a dedicated public portal, the INEC RESULT VIEWING (IReV), that will enable Nigerians to view Polling Unit results real time as the voting ends on Election Day” he said.

Okoye further reiterated that this does not constitute electronic collation of results, as 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.

How to Access the IReV Portal

As confirmed by Daily Trust who claimed the use of the portal in the just concluded Nasarawa election last weekend, the portal is accessible worldwide through registration with the website.

All interested citizens passionate about following the live result of the elections across the country are to sign up on the IReV portal through https://www.inecelectionresults.com

To login after successful registration, you can as well visit https://www.inecelectionresults.com/login

Signing up is easy on the IReV portal by just following these instructions.

  • Visit the IReV website on https://www.inecelectionresults.com
  • Click on “Create New Account” if you are yet to sign up or click on login if you already sign up and just want to access the results.
  • Enter your first name, phone number and email is required by the form and click on sign up.
  • Clicking “sign up” after entering your correct details will prompt you to select your state of origin, select as appropriate.
  • The last step is confirmation; a confirmation code will be sent to the email address provided and you’re required to imput the code on the IReV website as appropriate.

With these simple steps you’re signed up successfully and have access to all election results across the country.

Photo Credit: Daily Trust

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