IReV Glitch: INEC Releases Official Report On Why 2023 Presidential Election Results Failed To Upload

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released its official report explaining the failure to upload the results of the February 25, 2023 presidential election to the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal after the conclusion of voting.

According to the report, the 2023 general election was largely peaceful and orderly nationwide. However, a major challenge was the commission’s inability to upload the polling unit results for the presidential election to the IReV portal in real time at the close of polls.

The IReV portal, introduced by INEC before the 2023 election, allows the public to view scanned images of the original polling unit result sheets (Form EC8A).

After voting ends, presiding officers are supposed to scan and upload the result sheets to the portal for public viewing.