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Electronic voting

28 Aug 2021
Key stakeholders in Nigeria’s electoral processes are still divided over the mode election should be conducted in the country. While some are advocating for electronic voting and electronic transmission of election results, others are of the opinion that Nigeria’s democracy should not be sacrifice to technology. Speaking at a virtual meeting yesterday organised by Transition…
22 Aug 2021
Penultimate week’s suspension of the processes of procuring electronic voting machines by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the delay in the passage of the Electoral Act amendment into law...
9 Mar 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has apparently turned its nose up at electronic voting – claiming Nigerians don’t trust our democracy enough for it to work. They are quite right that Nigerians simply do not trust our political leaders or institutions. But this is a classic example of “what came first, the chicken or…
2 Mar 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, downplayed electronic voting in the country, saying what is most needed for optimum performance is absolute trust by the citizenry.
8 Feb 2021
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, yesterday, backed electronic voting as a solution to the country’s electoral challenges.
2 Feb 2021
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, says Nigeria needs to reform its electoral system by adopting electronic voting to help eliminate errors caused by a human factor in compiling results.
11 Aug 2020
Since the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) introduced electronic voting in its 2015 constitution, under the leadership of its former president, Mr. Augustine Alegeh (SAN), allegations of electoral manipulations, which characterised its hitherto delegate system
5 Dec 2019
While Nigerians await the senate to speed up the legislative process on electronic voting so President Muhammadu Buhari could sign it into law, digital entrepreneur, Mr. Emmanuel Abah, has already set the envisaged stage for the process with his Digital Voting System (DVS)
22 Aug 2017
They also decried poor infrastructural facilities in their institutions, demanding urgent intervention by the relevant authorities to make specific laws of items and equipment’s that must be in place in various institutions.
31 Mar 2017
In a fresh amendment to the Electoral Act, the Senate has introduced the use of electronic voting in elections.Section 52 (2) of the amendment passed by the Senate yesterday reads: “The commission shall adopt electronic voting in all elections or any other method of voting as may be determined by the commission from time to time.”


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