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Kaduna State to use electronic voting system in forthcoming LG polls

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission are making a presentation before the executive council on Electronic Voting for LG elections.

In her presentation, Chairperson of the State Independent Electoral Commission said e-Voting guarantees security and vote integrity.

She further said; “The machines to be used for Local Government elections in Kaduna uses processors, flash memories and other safe electronic components.”

“Electronic voting cuts out blank and void votes, and at the same time ensures faster counting of votes at the end of the voting process.”

“Machines to be used for the LG elections have a terminal weight of 5-10KG, hence very easy to transport and has a 16 hours battery life”, she concluded.

Countries including; Venezuela, USA, Philippines, Namibia, Mexico, Haiti, Curaçao, Belgium, Bolivia, and Brazil presently use this system of voting.

Governor ElRufai who presided over the presentation, said;  “We want Kaduna State to set the pace for Electronic Voting in Nigeria.”

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