The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), said it was reviewing its technologies adopted for the elections, with a view to introducing new ones to improve the conduct of elections in the country before 2023.
Mr. Nick Dazang, director of the Department of Voter Education and Advertising (VEP) of INEC, said Tuesday, during a workshop for the department on “Revising the National Handbook of the voter education ”held in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
Dazang, speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the workshop, revealed that the CENI had started the process of electronic voting since 2004, when it introduced the optical card registration forms.
Dazang said, “After that, in 2010, the commission introduced the use of direct data entry machines, and then extended the use of machines in the conduct of the 2011 elections.
“So we started the process in 2004, which resulted in the use of the smart card reader (SCR) and permanent voter cards (PVC) which we also used in 2015.
“But the commission is examining this process with a view to modernizing and improving the conduct of elections in 2023.
“The committee wants to introduce new technologies that will help to deepen and improve the conduct of elections. The commission is therefore working diligently on this.
“Very soon, when the Commission takes a position, it will come out and explain to Nigerians how it is going to be done.”
Elections 2023: INEC to review and introduce new technologies