The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Thursday fixed a date to commence the electronic registration of voters.
The electoral body said the registration will commence on the 28th of June, 2021.
The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in a paper presented at the 10th Anniversary/Impact Series and Awards organised by the Blueprint Newspapers in Abuja.
The INEC Chairman, who was represented by the Commission’s Director of ICT, Engineer Chief Nwako, said the innovation will go a long way in eliminating election rigging at the stage of voters’ registration, stressing that manual processes are prone to manipulations, human interventions and fraud.
The commission added that it plans to introduce a number of technologies in the conduct of the 2023 general election as part of efforts to ensure transparency and credibility of the electoral process.
INEC also noted that though technology has been in use in the nation’s elections since 2015, such technologies need to be refreshed at regular intervals, hence the decision to introduce newer technologies.