Kaduna Adopts E-Voting System For LG Polls

The Kaduna State Independent National Electoral Commission (SIECOM) on Tuesday had a test-run of its electronic voting machine ahead of its planned Local Government elections in the state later this year.

While addressing journalists on Tuesday at the SIECOM office in the state capital, the Commission’s Chairperson, Saratu Audu, said the date would be made known as soon as the state acquired the 6,000 e-voting machines needed in the 5,110 polling units for the exercise.

She also said at least 25,000 ad-hoc workers would be needed for the LG poll. The SIECOM boss added that those without the Permanent Voter Card would not be allowed to vote during the election.

In a power point presentation to explain the workings of the e-voting machine, she said that Kaduna and indeed Nigeria was set to make history as the first in West Africa and second to Namibia to adopt the e-voting.

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