Kaduna state begins preparation for electronic voting in 2019 (photos)

Kaduna state begins preparation for electronic voting in 2019 (photos)

- Kaduna state is set to become the first Nigerian state to utilize electronic voting during elections

- Machines to be used for the LG election have a terminal weight of 5-10kg and have a 16 hours battery life span

- Top countries like Venezuela, USA, Belgium, Brazil, among others have gone the way of electronic voting

Kaduna state has indicated its readiness to conduct 2019 election with electronic voting system.

The state governor, Nasir El Rufai, made this known on Monday July 10.

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He said: "Today, we plan to consider two presentations - on electronic voting for the forthcoming LG Elections and Primary Healthcare Delivery Plan, as well as treat 14 memoranda and notes. The presentation on LG elections included demonstration of voting by four members of the Council."

Kaduna state are set to become the first Nigerian state to utilise electronic voting. Photo credit: @GovKaduna

Kaduna state are set to become the first Nigerian state to utilise electronic voting.Photo credit: @GovKaduna

The governor also noted in series of tweets that his government want the state to set the pace for electronic voting in Nigeria.

According to him, top countries like Venezuela, USA, Belgium, Brazil among others have gone this way.

Kaduna state are set to become the first Nigerian state to utilise electronic voting. Photo credit: @GovKaduna

Members during Kaduna state executive council meeting today July 10. Photo credit: @GovKaduna

Here are some of his tweets:

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NAIJ.com had reported that the Senate on Thursday, March 30, passed the bill for the amendment of the Electoral Act 2010.

Machines to be used for the LG election have a terminal weight of 5-10kg and have a 16 hours battery life span. Photo credit: @GovKaduna

Machines to be used for the LG election have a terminal weight of 5-10kg and have a 16 hours battery life span. .Photo credit: @GovKaduna

The amendments were part of the recommendations in the report by the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission on ‘A bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 and for other related matters (SB 231 and SB 234)’.

The report on the amendment was presented by Abubakar Kyari, who stood in for the chairman of the INEC committee, Ali Ndume, who is on a six-month suspension.

A close up display of the machine at the KDSG weekly executive council meeting

A close up display of the machine at the KDSG weekly executive council meeting. Photo credit: @GovKaduna

In the NAIJ.com video below, the young man laments about the corruption and dishonesty of Nigerian political leaders. He said a mas burial should be held for Nigerian leaders.

Source: Naij.com

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