In the event that the Bimodal Voter Registration System, or BVAS, machines malfunction at polling places during the general elections in 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, has disclosed the measures it has implemented.
Goldennewsng reports that Festus Okoye, a spokesperson for INEC, made it clear that the Commission would make certain that spare BVAS would be available at each polling location.
According to Okoye, INEC has already set up the BVAS for use in the country’s more than 176,000 polling places.
Okoye stated in an interview with Channels Television: For each appointive ward, we will have some extra BVAS to be conveyed rapidly assuming there is any issue or any test in any of our surveying units. Additionally, we have trained personnel for technical support who can assist in the event of a BVAS issue.
“However, the Electoral Act requires that we undermine voting in that particular polling unit and repeat voting within 24 hours if there is sustained malfunction of the BVAS up to the time of the closing of the poll.”
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