INEC Reviews Card Readers, To Introduce New Tech

January 13, 2021
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is reviewing the usage of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) and other technologies for elections.

The commission said on Tuesday that introducing new technologies would enhance the conduct of elections ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country.

INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP), Mr Nick Dazang, said this in Keffi, Nasarawa State, at a workshop on the ‘Review of National Voter Education Manual’.

The workshop was organised by INEC, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund (NWTF).

“The commission wants to introduce new technologies that will help deepen the conduct of elections and also improve on them. So it is working assiduously on that.

“Very soon, when the commission has taken a position, it will come out and explain to Nigerians how this is going to be done,” Dazang said.

He said the commission was also reviewing its voter education to enable it better explain the planned technologies to Nigerians.

Speaking earlier, the WFD representative in Nigeria, Mr Adebowale Olorunmola, assured of the foundation’s continuous support for INEC to deepen voter education in Nigeria, especially at the grassroots.

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