How Voters Can Find Their Polling Units – INEC
For the general election in 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has instructed voters to send an SMS to any of its designated lines to find or confirm their polling units.
This was said in a message to Nigerians delivered by INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Friday in Abuja.
Yakubu advised electors to SMS any of the following numbers: 09062830860 or 09062830861 with their voting state, last name, and the last six digits of their voter identification number (VIN). (As an illustration, FCT Magaji 445322
He claimed that INEC had used several technological advancements to increase the legitimacy and transparency of voting in the general election of 2023.
To give Nigerians a better experience on election day, Yakubu claimed that INEC had improved voters’ access to polling places by building 56,872 new polling places.
“As I’ve stated numerous times, the right to vote can only be used when there is a polling station.
Some voters showed up at the incorrect voting places as a result of the recent fake accreditation exercise conducted around the country utilizing the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
This occurred in circumstances when voters were moved to different polling places by the commission as well as in situations where they freely selected different polling places during the most recent Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
“We think that other voters might be in a similar circumstance. This issue needs to be resolved to prevent it from occurring on election day, he said.
Yakubu stated that the commission was sending bulk phone text messages (SMS) to Nigerians voting in new polling places to facilitate the process.
According to him, the Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) had received the list of such voters for each state and had distributed it for publicity, particularly through messaging in regional languages.
“In addition, the commission is providing two distinctive options for all voters to find and confirm their polling places before election day.
You can accomplish this by visiting our website or by sending a regular SMS message.
He said, “The comprehensive procedure is attached to this message and posted on both our website and social media sites.
Registered voters, according to Yakubu, may also email questions to the INEC public outreach channels listed in the accompanying process.
Before election day, he advised all eligible voters to confirm their polling places.
As a result, Yakubu stated, “you would be supporting our vowed commitment to achieve credible, inclusive, transparent elections.”