INEC optimistic about electronic-based elections in 2023

Written by on December 10, 2019

Independent National Electoral Commission is optimistic that electronic collation and transmission of results is achievable for the 2023 election.

The position of the Commission on the matter was made known by its National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, at a national stakeholders’ forum on elections in Abuja.

Okoye said INEC would continue to improve the electoral system through the adoption of new election technologies where feasible and relevant, and will, in all cases, examine the viability and relevance of such technologies before adoption.

He reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the enhancement of the power of the Smart Card Readers as the dominant procedure for verification, accreditation and proving over voting in elections

According to him, INEC would seek the incorporation of the Smart Card Readers in Section 49 of the Electoral Act, 2010, as amended.


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