THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BVAS IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS IN NIGERIA
Keywords:BVAS, IReV, INEC, The Electoral Process, Significance
The goal of this content was to highlight the importance of BVAS to the Nigerian electoral process. Three research questions were developed and answered with the purpose of the study. Survey research designs were involved in the study. The sample for the study was 54 people in 18 villages of both districts of Kabba and Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State. 10 items of a 4-point Likert scale questionnaire were developed for obtaining data. The instrument was validated by 3 experts, 2 from INEC and 1 from Measurement and Evaluation. Cronbach alpha technique was used to determine the reliability of the coefficient of the instrument which yield a co-effective of 0.85 for the questionnaire. The instrument was administered to the respondents through two (2questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive statistics involving percentages. The study found that the BVAS aids in removing duplicate ballots, ghost voters, and fraudulent ballots. The improvements put into place, according to some, are a vaccine against election rigging and manipulation in our country. It was recommended that the findings of the study be utilized and therefore blending must be finished in INEC's national collation centre to further guarantee the complete transparency of the entire Nigerian election process.