INEC bars use of telephones at polling booths, okays electronic transfer of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced the release of the 2022 Electoral Code and Guidelines.

The commission announced this on its official Twitter page, @ inecnigeria, on Friday.

The commission wrote on Twitter, “INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has presented the revised INEC rules and guidelines for the conduct of elections. ”

This 37-page document, which can be downloaded from the commission website, contains 106 election guidelines and guidelines and procedures for conducting elections.

In article 30 of the guideline, the commission said telephones and electronic devices that could take pictures were not allowed at polling stations.

Article 30, ‘Prohibition of Use of Phones and Other Electronic / Photo Devices in the Voting Room,’ states, “Phones and other electronic devices that are capable of taking photographs are not permitted in the polling stations.

“Voters may come to the Voting Office with phones and other electronic devices as long as they do not put them in polling stations or take pictures of other voters during the voting process.”

The commission also, among other things, authorized the electronic transfer of election results to the new guidelines.

In Article 38, ‘Electronic transfer of results and uploading of results to IReV,’ the commission stated, “Upon completion of all voting procedures and results of the Voting Unit,

The Chief Executive Officer must:

“(I) Transfer electronically or transfer the result of the Voting Unit, to the merger process as determined by the Commission.

“(Ii) Use BVAS to upload a scanned copy of EC8A to the INEC result

Viewing Portal (ReV), as determined by the Commission.

“(Iii) Take the BVAS (Bimodal Voter Accreditation System) and the first copy of each form in the envelope with proof of disruption to the Local Registration Officer / Joint Ward Officer, together with the Security Agents. Voting agents may accompany the Chief Executive Officer of the RA / Ward Collation Center.

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