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Electoral Act: Senate okays e-voting, legalises card reader

The Senate has amended the Electoral Act of 2010 to legalize the use of smart card readers for the authentication of accredited voters paving  the way for electronic voting in future elections.The Senate also empowered the presiding officer at polling units to, in addition to the smart card reader, use any other technological device that may be prescribed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from time to time for the accreditation of voters to verify, confirm or authenticate the genuineness or otherwise of voters’ card. The passage of the Bill for an Act to Amend the Electoral Act 2010 and for other related matters followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC on Thursday.

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Total Voters: 5

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