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How to access INEC online platform for checking election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it was introducing Election Result Viewing Portal (IReV Portal) to strengthen its election management process and…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it was introducing Election Result Viewing Portal (IReV Portal) to strengthen its election management process and enhance transparency of the system.

It also said it was going to pioneer this innovation in last Saturday’s Nasarawa bye-election, which it did.

Daily Trust was able to log-in and report how the process was done.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, had said that the commission was aware that result management has remained a major source of mistrust in the nation’s electoral process, as citizens are often concerned, and sometimes rightly so, that results may not always be consistent with votes cast.

“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.

He however stressed 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.

He said that this innovation will commence from the Nasarawa Central State Constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State held on Saturday and thereafter, be extended to the Edo and Ondo governorship elections as well as all subsequent elections.

Accessing the portal:
Interested Nigerians are to access the site by login-in to
https://www.inecelectionresults.com
or
https://www.inecelectionresults.com/login

The link will take an applicant to a sign-up or sign-in page.

Thereafter an applicant is expected to “Click on “Create new Account?”, fill in his or her details in the form provided and click on “Sign in”.

Such is also expected to provide state of origin and click on “Continue”.

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

And individuals should copy the activation code which will be entered into the text box provided on the portal to activate the account.

This logs applicants into the portal and they can select the election whose polling unit (PU) results they are interested in viewing.

There are also filter buttons to make the search easier.

In the portal bearing “INEC-Result console”, there is a Disclaimer bearing “This platform provides information for research purposes. It is NOT for Election result collation. By continuing to the result section, you agree to the Terms of Use as defined by INEC. Please visit https://www.inecnigeria.org”.

Applicants are also given the opportunity to
Select the election type to view results either Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives, House of Assembly, Chairmanship, and Councillor elections.

Since the Saturday Nasarawa House of Assembly election was the first to be conducted and results displayed, it was only the ‘House of Assembly’ that has inputs of the Saturday’s bye-election.

A click on this shows the recent results on ward basis and clicking on ‘view result’ will revealed the computed result sheet saved in PDF (Portable Document Format) it can be opened in the attachment format directly and it can also be opened in the “Open PDF in browser” link at the bottom left corner of the page.

Applicants can also log out of the portal by clicking on the space provided under their name by the top right corner of the portal