– Deploys 5,346 Staff
To ensure a hitch-free Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday unveiled the INEC Voter Enrollment Device (IVED).
The Commission also unveiled modalities for online registration of voters to ensure a seamless exercise, using the online registration portal designed by the Commission.
Addressing journalists at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed that the IVED will replace the lap-top based old Direct Data Capture Machine (DDCM)
He said, “Among the equipment for the exercise is a new registration machine called the INEC Voter Enrolment Device (IVED). This device is built around the concept of a Tablet computer and will replace the lap-top based old Direct Data Capture Machine (DDCM). I am glad to say that our engineers designed the IVED in-house before it was fabricated abroad. It is more mobile and efficient than the DDCM and could also be deployed to other activities, particularly the accreditation of voters during elections.”
Prof Yakubu said the exercise will continue for the next one year, adding that no eligible Nigerian will be disenfranchised.
He said the Commission will be deploying 5,346 staff to the 2, 673 registration centres nationwide.
He said, “We are now ready to resume the CVR from Monday next wee We have acquired all the equipment for the exercise, updated all our registration softwares”
More details soon…