Thursday, January 21, 2021

INEC considers new technologies for 2023 election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is contemplating the introduction of new technologies to improve the conduct of the 2023 general elections.

It also hinted that existing technologies would be reviewed for optimum performance.

INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP), Mr. Nick Dazang, stated this at a workshop for the department on the “Review of National Voter Education Manual” in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

The five-day workshop was organised by INEC in partnership with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).

Dazang said INEC began the process for electronic voting in 2004 when it introduced optic map registration forms.

The INEC director explained that in introducing the new technologies, INEC would revisit the use of PVC and likely introduce other technologies that will work seamlessly with electronic voting in 2023.