INEC PLANS E-VOTING TAKE-OFF WITH ANAMBRA POLL

Written by on November 5, 2020

THERE ARE PLANS BY THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) TO KICK-START ELECTRONIC VOTING WITH NEXT YEAR’S GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN ANAMBRA STATE, COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, PROF MAHMOOD YAKUBU, SAID ON WEDNESDAY.

THE POLL IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER NEXT YEAR.

HOWEVER, THE ADOPTION OF ELECTRONIC VOTING WILL BE CONDITIONAL ON THE AMENDMENT OF THE ELECTORAL ACT TO PERMIT ITS USE.

THE INEC BOSS ALSO PROPOSED N1 BILLION FOR THE ANAMBRA POLL AND THE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION (CVR).

YAKUBU, WHO SPOKE WITH REPORTERS AFTER A BUDGET DEFENCE SESSION BEFORE THE AISHA DUKKU-LED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON ELECTORAL MATTERS, SAID ABOUT 40 COMPANIES HAD SUBMITTED PROPOSALS ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF TECHNOLOGY FOR VOTING.


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