The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC plans on migrating to e-voting.
INEC plans on migrating to e-voting as they make plans to replace the manual voting system.
The commission have already invited the e-voting machine producers and technicians from around the world in readiness of this plan.
The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave this update recently. he said, “Over the years, the commission has been automating the critical pillars of the process. The biometric register of voters has been updated continuously. At the moment, the INEC register of voters is the largest database of citizens in Nigeria.
“In addition, the combination of biometric voter cards commonly known as the Permanent Voter Card and the Smart Card Reader have revolutionised the accreditation of voters during elections.
“More recently, the introduction of a number of portals has facilitated the seamless nomination of candidates for elective offices by political parties as well as the accreditation of observers and the media…”
He also revealed that over 40 companies, which indicated interest, would demonstrate to the commission how their IT solutions meet its specifications.
He said the commission was aware that Nigerians wanted them to deepen the use of technology in elections and he reassured that efforts were being made to do that.
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