The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is already working on a project to allow the electorate to cast their votes online to decongest crowds at polling stations across the country.
The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee,Mr Festus Okoye, who disclosed this noted that going forward,the election management body, is determined to improve on its use of technology in the electoral process.
“We have gone very far in terms of our resolve to introduce electronic voting machines in the electoral process,”
“People voting online or using the internet to vote is a project that the commission is working on and at the appropriate time, the commission will unveil what it is doing.
“But the immediate task we have now, our immediate responsibility is to introduce the use of electronic voting machines in the electoral process and we are confident that in the next few months, the National Assembly and the Presidency will finish work on the legal framework.”
The INEC national commissioner described as worrisome the recent attacks on the commission’s offices in parts of the country, especially in the southern region saying the electoral umpire has been taken proactive steps to prevent a reoccurrence of such ugly incidents.