Low Voter Turnout and Low Participation of Political Parties Characterized the Conduct of the Mock Accreditation Exercise

As part of the preparations leading to the conduct of the November 2023 off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a Mock Accreditation Exercise. The Accreditation Exercise was conducted on Saturday, October 14, 2023, across 27 polling units drawn from the 3 Senatorial Districts in each of the 3 states. The mock accreditation exercise was conducted to test the effectiveness and functionality of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the upload of polling unit results on the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) ahead of the elections.