A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that they will investigate what might have led to card readers that failed or were slow at certain polling booths, Leadership
The original Guidelines for the Conduct of the 2015 general elections said that if the card readers did not work correctly and could not be replaced, the elections at those specific polling stations would be postponed to the next day. But because of the vast amount of card readers that did not work, the INEC were forced to break the rules of the guidelines and allow officials to perform the duties manually.
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INEC has since decided that at polling stations where card readers did not work correctly, the presiding officer will manually accredit voters by marking the register of voters if they are satisfied that the person presenting the PVC is the holder of the card.
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