INEC calls for review of electronic-voting laws

The Independent National Electoral Commission-INEC has advocated a review of the extant laws prohibiting electronic voting in the country.

The commission was of the view that the scientific system of voting had become an unavoidable reality as evidenced in the major role technology played in the success recorded in the 2015 general election.

The Chairman of INEC, Amina Zakari, represented by INEC National Commissioner, Lawrence Nwuruku, said this during the post-2015 Electoral Reform Symposium organised by the National Democratic Institute and other civil society organisations.

According to her, there was the need to re-examine the role of INEC in election petitions, particularly where the commission had been made a mandatory respondent in all petitions.

While calling for the implementation of the recommendations of the Justice Uwais Electoral Reforms Committee, Zakari said it was time such reports be revisited.



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