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INEC rebuffs pressure to drop use of card readers

2015-03-11 12:12
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

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday sealed the fate of using Smart Card Readers (SCRs) for the forthcoming general elections, reports The Nation.

The commission said it is not going back on the use of the machine for the elections.

The commission's resolve to use the machine follows last Saturday’s field test of card reader, which it said was 100% successful  in the verification of the authenticity of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) presented by voters at polling units.

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To assure all political parties that it meant well with the use of the machine, the commission has invited all of them for a session on the device on Thursday.

During the session, INEC will also present the outcome of the mock election conducted in 12 states to the political parties

Read more on: inec  |  abuja  |  2015 election

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