The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given approval for an online portal to be created for the recruitment of ad hoc staff in the 2023 general elections.
INEC disclosed this in a notice which was titled “Online recruitment of ad hoc staff via the INEC portal for the recruitment of election staff (INECPRES) for the 2023 general elections” made available on its social verified media handles on Wednesday.
The electoral umpire stated that it approved the use of INECPRES (www.pres.inecnigeria.org) and its reactivation for interested applicants who wish to serve as ad hoc staff for the 2023 general election.
“The INECPRES is for registration of ad hoc staff (Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPOs)/ Presiding Officers (POS)/ Assistant Presiding Officers (APO)/ Registration Area Technicians (RATECHS) and RAC Managers for the 2023 General Election.”
INEC also added that the help desk details were: Vanity number: 0700-CALL-INEC; and Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, while phone numbers of specific officers per state are detailed on the portal.
According to INEC, the INECPRES website would be opened to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 14 by 8 a.m.and would be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 14, by 8p.m.
“A link to the INECPRES is also available at the INEC website www.inecnigeria.org
“All applicants are encouraged to fill the registration forms online – The MOBILE APP (for android phone only) or web portal (using the laptop/PCs) to be eligible for consideration as ad hoc staff in 2023 General Election.”
The commission aside from listing the qualifications for each category of ad hoc to be recruited added that applicants must not be political party members.
“Applicants must not have demonstrated or expressed support for any candidate or party.
“Applicants must reside in the STATE selected.”