2023: INEC abandons Card Reader


The Card Reader used in the 2014 and 2029 general election has been discarded by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC will no longer use card readers in the coming 2023 general elections.
Briefing newsmen on the 2023 election campaign guidelines in his office, Jigawa State INEC Resident Commissioner, Mahmud Isa, disclosed that the commission would use the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), which is more effective than the card reader to ensure free, fair, and credible elections.
Mahmud Isa said ,” the BVAS technology will make the election credible more than what was recorded in the past using card readers.
“By adopting this new technology, all the lapses encountered in the past would be over, the issue of multiple vote, and the use of someone’s voters card is over,” Mahmud stated.
Isah said the commission had already started distributing the new technology to state INEC offices.
He noted that INEC would embark on rigorous training on how to use the new technology after the recruitment of ad-hoc staff.


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