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.
also said it was going to pioneer this innovation in last Saturday’s Nasarawa
bye-election, which it did.
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.
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
added that the form enables the citizens to photograph the results and project
the outcome of elections, even before the final results are announced.
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.
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.
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.
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
Accessing the portal:
Nigerians are to access the site by login-in to
link will take an applicant to a sign-up or sign-in page.
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”.
is also expected to provide state of origin and click on “Continue”.
account activation email is sent to the email address provided in the form.
individuals should copy the activation code which will be entered into the text
box provided on the portal to activate the account.
logs applicants into the portal and they can select the election whose polling
unit (PU) results they are interested in viewing.
are also filter buttons to make the search easier.
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”.
are also given the opportunity to
the election type to view results either Presidential, Governorship,
Senatorial, House of Representatives, House of Assembly, Chairmanship, and
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.
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.
can also log out of the portal by clicking on the space provided under their
name by the top right corner of the portal