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INEC deploys website technology for electorate, candidates

By Charles Iwuoha, Enugu on 22/01/2018

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed a website technology to ease its dealings with the electorate, candidates, political parties and other stakeholders in the electoral process.

The new INEC website is – http://www.inecnigeria.org

INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Enugu State, Mr Emeka Ononamadu said in an interview with newsmen in Enugu on Sunday that the whole essence was to make the electoral process less stressful and less cumbersome.

He said people could get the information they wanted instantly online.

“The new website is interactive and user-friendly, while allowing visitors to subscribe to INEC’s newsletters.”

The REC said the website had detailed information under the following heading – INEC Youth Ambassadors, Electoral Officials, INEC Citizens Contact Centre, INEC LGA Offices, Political Activities and The Media.

Others are: Aspirants and Candidates, Election Management Bodies, Registration Area Centres Nationwide and Check Your Voter Registration Status.

Ononamadu said Nigerians could use the website to update their knowledge as well as check their status and that of their aspirants and candidates.

“The new website – http://www.inecnigeria.org, which has improved features that is interactive and user-friend, is made to ease the electoral process by giving usable and up-to-date information concerning aspects of the electoral process and developments to Nigerians.

“Like in the provision for Checking Your Voter Registration Status, you can check your voter status by entering your details in the form on this page through imputing your state of residence, surname, and Voters Identification Number (VIN) – last seven digits.

“We also have provision for our newsletters as well as important online news and articles on special INEC events nationwide or in some states as the case might be,’’ he said.

The REC said that the commission would continue to do its best to evolve easier, far-reaching and better ways to enlighten and educate Nigerians on their electoral obligations.

INEC is one of the leading electoral bodies in Africa that has been introducing cutting edge technology to better the electoral process.

Over 12 years ago. the commission introduced the electronic voters’ registration, which involves electronic data capturing for voters’ nationwide.

About five years ago, it introduced the card readers, which is a technological devise that authenticate the voter’s Permanent Voter Card against the electronic thumb print of the voter at the polling booth.

Correspondents, who visited the website, observed that the commission has a countdown clock on the February 16, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

 

Source News Express

Posted 22/01/2018 04:32:53 AM

 

 

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