The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it plans to start electronic voting during next year’s governorship election in Anambra State, Oyogist.com learnt.
This was revealed by INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday. The Anambra Poll is scheduled for November next year.
Prof Mahmood also proposed N1 billion for the Anambra poll and the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).Yakubu, who spoke with reporters after a budget defence session before the Aisha Dukku-led House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, said about 40 companies had submitted proposals on the deployment of technology for voting.
He said: “They have demonstrated. The next stage is for the commission to decide. So, it’s too early to tell you the cost or when the process will be concluded.
“But, we have determined we were going to deploy electronic voting machines, or electronic ballot machines in elections, possibly in Anambra governorship elections next year.”