Presentation on theme: "AT CIVIL SOCIETY/INEC DIALOGUE ON ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION 9 TH SEPTEMBER 2013 AN OVERVIEW OF VOTERS REGISTRATION EXERCISE AND VOTERS EDUCATION."— Presentation transcript:
AT CIVIL SOCIETY/INEC DIALOGUE ON ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION 9 TH SEPTEMBER 2013 AN OVERVIEW OF VOTERS REGISTRATION EXERCISE AND VOTERS EDUCATION AHEAD OF ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION ENGR. CHIDI NWAFOR DIRECTOR, ICT
INTRODUCTION Few months to the 2011 General Elections, INEC conducted registration in all the 119,973 Registration Centres in the Country. Tentative figures were declared based on feedback from the field; and the Commission declared 2,011,746 registrants in Anambra State.
POLLING UNIT STATISTICS IN ANAMBRA STATE S/NLGA TOTAL PU 1 AGUATA300 2 AYAMELUM173 3 ANAMBRA EAST200 4 ANAMBRA WEST158 5 ANAOCHA310 6 AWKA NORTH130 7 AWKA SOUTH255 8 DUNUKOFIA146 9 EKWUSIGO175 10 IDEMILI NORTH306 11 IDEMILI-SOUTH200 S/NLGA TOTAL PU 12 IHALA278 13 NJIKOKA201 14 NNEWI NORTH198 15 NNEWI SOUTH295 16 OGBARU293 17 ONITSHA-NORTH201 18 ONITSHA -SOUTH200 19 ORUMBA NORTH231 20 ORUMBA SOUTH192 21 OYI166 TOTAL4,608
REGISTER OPTIMIZATION PROCESS Valid Register of Voters Business Rules for PVC Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Data Consolidation Exercise
REGISTER OPTIMIZATION PROCESS I – Data Consolidation Retrieval of all DDCMs from LGA offices Back up data from DDCMs to external storage devices Data Upload to the Server Data Consolidation
REGISTER OPTIMIZATION PROCESS II – AFIS Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Uses a matching algorithm to determine suspected duplicates by comparing their fingerprints; Due to issues encountered in the first few days of registration with regards to fingerprint capture which led to some registrants without fingerprints, the system uses an Equivalent Attribute Matching (EAM) algorithm to remove duplicate records: Retains the record with fingerprints, or Latest registration, as the case may be
SAMPLE AFIS REPORTS Same PU Same Day Obviously not an intentional double registration. System retains the most recent.
REGISTER OPTIMIZATION PROCESS III – Business rules for printing of PVCs For the printing of PVCs, some business rules were applied, like: any registrant with less than two fingerprints does not get a PVC
ANAMBRA REGISTER OPTIMIZATION Field Work 2,011,746 Data Consolidation 1,811,519AFIS 1,718,165 Business Rules 1,711,061
REASONS FOR VARIANCE BETWEEN DECLARED AND CONSOLIDATED DATA Loss of DDCMs Reported cases of manual registration without the use of DDCMs for Data Capture We have 53 PUs without data S/NLGARAPUDELIMITATION 1AYAMELUMOMASIC/S OMASI UNO I04/02/05/001 2ANAMBRA EASTNANDO IIAMAOWELEOKA PUB. SQUARE I04/03/07/004 3ANAMBRA EASTUMURELI IOYE MGBAGO04/03/13/011 4AWKA SOUTHAGU OKAPERM SITE MARKET I04/07/01/005 5AWKA SOUTHAGU OKAPERM SITE MARKET II04/07/01/006 6AWKA SOUTHAGU OKAAHOCOL PHASE II SQUARE04/07/01/007 7AWKA SOUTHAGU OKAESTHER OBIAKOR ESTATE04/07/01/010 8AWKA SOUTHAGU OKAREAL ESTATE PRY. SCHOOL I04/07/01/011 9AWKA SOUTHAGU OKABAKASSI CAMPUS HALL04/07/01/013 10AWKA SOUTHAMAWBIA ICOMMUNITY PRY. SCHOOL I04/07/02/001
S/NLGARAPUDELIMITATION 32AWKA SOUTHNIBO IIIURUANA HALL I04/07/16/009 33AWKA SOUTHNIBO IIIEZIELLE SQUARE I04/07/16/011 34AWKA SOUTHNISE IW.A.E.C SQUARE I04/07/17/010 35AWKA SOUTHNISE IW.A.E.C SQUARE II04/07/17/011 36AWKA SOUTHOKPUNOEBE IRUNONO SQUARE III04/07/19/004 37AWKA SOUTHOKPUNOEZI EBE NODU04/07/19/006 38IDEMILI NORTHOBOSIOGBUHOBI P/S I04/10/07/012 39IDEMILI NORTHOBOSIPEOPLE'S CLUB SQUARE II04/10/07/028 40IHALAOKIJA IIIOKPARASAGU VILLAGE SQUARE II04/12/10/008 41IHALAORSUMOGHUCOMM. P/S, ORSU I04/12/13/003 42NNEWI NORTHNNEWI-ICHI IIOKWUEZEMEWI HALL VIII04/14/02/017 43NNEWI NORTHOTOLO INDIAKU OTOLO HALL II04/14/03/015 44NNEWI NORTHOTOLO IIINSUNANOR C/S III04/14/05/006 45NNEWI NORTHUMUDIM IIEME COURT III04/14/07/008 46NNEWI SOUTHAMICHI ICOMM. CENTRAL SCHOOL I04/15/02/003 47NNEWI SOUTHAMICHI IIIISEKENDIDA HALL I04/15/04/008 48NNEWI SOUTHAMICHI IIIISEKENDIDA HALL II04/15/04/009 49NNEWI SOUTHEZINIFITE IIONYEAKPU PRY. SCHOOL II04/15/09/004 50NNEWI SOUTHUKPOR IIIUMUDIKE HALL II04/15/15/008 51OGBARUOKPOKO IOGBARU MAIN MARKET VI04/16/09/013 52OGBARUOKPOKO IEKWELIGWE LANE II04/16/09/014 53ORUMBA SOUTHOGBOJIRICE MILL PREMISES II04/20/10/006 POLLING UNITS WITH NO VOTERS
LGA SUMMARY OF PUs WITH NO VOTERS S/NLGATOTAL 1 AYAMELUM 1 2 ANAMBRA EAST 2 3 AWKA SOUTH 34 4 IDEMILI NORTH 2 5 IHALA 2 6 NNEWI NORTH 4 7 NNEWI SOUTH 5 8 OGBARU 2 9 ORUMBA SOUTH 1 TOTAL53
MATTERS ARISING Loss of TVCs to flood, etc Legal procedures to be followed Transfers Legal procedures to be followed Persons turned 18 or did not register in 2011 Avail themselves of the opportunity of the CVR Four PUs illegally relocated to a forest during the 2011 Election The Commission is going to verify their status and communicate decision soon STATELGAWARDPUDELIMTotalValidInvalid % Invalid ANAMBRAOYINTEJE INZIKO VILLAGE SQUARE I04/21/05/013497293204 41.0 ANAMBRAOYINTEJE INZIKO VILLAGE SQUARE II04/21/05/014523337186 35.6 ANAMBRAOYINTEJE IUKO VILLAGE SQUARE I04/21/05/015421279142 33.7 ANAMBRAOYINTEJE IUKO VILLAGE SQUARE II04/21/05/016501293208 41.5
ACTIVITIES ON THE REGISTER OF VOTERS Voter Verification Exercise – 16 th to 18 th August 2013 All voters to go to their respective PUs to verify their registration status Continuous Voter Registration Exercise – 19 th to 25 th August 2013 Registration shall take place at the RA Centres; For the 53 PUs without data, registration shall take place at the PUs; Those whose names did not appear in the registers to come for fresh data capture; Those turned 18 or did not register in 2011 to come for data capture.
WAY FORWARD The Commission is eliminating the use of Addendum Registers; CVR is proposed to handle cases of missing names, especially in places with zero voters; Need to enlighten the people to come out and verify the status of their registration, before the CVR commences; three days to CVR; People without their names in the register should come for recapture during the CVR exercise; Transfer cases should follow the legal provisions – apply to the REC through the EO of the new LGA.
CONCLUSION No doubt, a credible register is the bedrock for the conduct of a successful election; As usual, the Commission is willing and ready to conduct a free, fair and credible Governorship Election in Anambra State; It needs the cooperation of Stakeholders to work with the people at the grassroots in ensuring that all activities lined up for the optimization of the register of voters in the State are given the necessary attention.