INEC Assures Transparent Elections: Results to be Uploaded on Viewing Portal
As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gears up for the upcoming off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States, the commission has reaffirmed its commitment to transparency by promising to upload polling unit results on its Result Viewing portal.
Logistics Preparedness: INEC’s Pledge for Timely Voting
Hale Longpet, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kogi State, emphasized the commission’s dedication to ensuring the smooth conduct of the elections.
Longpet highlighted the meticulous arrangements made for land and maritime transportation to guarantee the timely availability of electoral materials, ensuring that voting commences as scheduled.
Patriotism and Professionalism: REC’s Call to Election Officials
Addressing both regular and ad-hoc election officials, Longpet urged them to demonstrate the highest level of patriotism and professionalism. Emphasizing INEC’s impartial stance, he reiterated that the commission is not aligned with any political party and has no candidate in the election.
The REC stressed the importance of a level playing field for all political parties and candidates.
Voter Verification Innovation: Bimodal System Deployment
To enhance voter verification, INEC has configured the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for deployment to polling units.
This system serves as the sole means of voter verification and incorporates fingerprint and facial biometric authentication. The innovative approach aims to bolster the integrity of the electoral process.
Transparent Reporting: Polling Unit Results on INEC Portal
In a move towards increased transparency, INEC announced that polling unit results will be uploaded to the INEC Result Viewing portal.
This initiative allows citizens to access and scrutinize election results, promoting accountability and trust in the electoral process.
Logistical Challenges: Determination to Overcome
Acknowledging the challenging terrain and physical infrastructure in certain locations, Longpet expressed the commission’s determination to have election duty officials present and ready for voters. The goal is to ensure a seamless voting experience, with officials waiting for voters rather than the other way around.
Conclusion: INEC’s Readiness for Fair and Credible Elections
As the off-cycle elections draw near, INEC’s comprehensive preparations and commitment to transparency stand as a testament to its dedication to conducting fair and credible elections.
The deployment of innovative technologies and logistical arrangements underscores the commission’s determination to uphold the democratic process.