The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is not true, as insinuated by a section of the media, that the Commission has decided to implement electronic voting from 2021.
In a statement on his Twitter handle, chief press secretary to INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi said what is contained on Page 12 of the “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the COVID-19” is that INEC will “pilot the use of electronic voting machines at the earliest possible time, but work towards the full introduction of electronic voting in major elections, starting from 2021.”
He explained that INEC can’t implement electronic voting alone. It has to work with the National Assembly to make it happen.
He also said the Commission won’t be deploying electronic voting in Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
IVOTESNG reports that some section of the media had reported that the INEC will commence electronic voting by 2021.