No Electronic Balloting But Electronic Voting In 2019 Elections – INEC Confirms

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Selling Of Votes For Money Kills True Democracy - INEC
Selling Of Votes For Money Kills True Democracy - INEC

*Extends Invitation To International Media

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that the electronic voting system would be applied for the 2019 general elections.

INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this while addressing participants at the International Press Institute world conference, which took place in Abuja.

He further assured all the parties of a level playing field devoid of favouritism.

“There is no electronic balloting in 2019. In other words, there will be no electronic voting in the next general election but technology is already being used in many aspects of the processes.

“Electronic voting should be the ultimate step in the chain involving five inter-related processes,” he said.

Meanehile, INEC has extended an invitation to international and national media organisations wishing to broadcast its activities live , in the build -up to the 2019 general elections .

He said : “I wish to extend our early invitation to, especially the international media that require longer time and logistics to prepare , that you are welcome to cover our 2019 general elections .

By Augustine Akhilomen

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