Politics

INEC To Begin The Issuance Of Permanent Voters’ Cards In 2014

Credit: Thisday
Credit: Thisday

The Independent National Electoral Commission would begin the issuance of permanent voters cards next year in preparations for the 2015 general elections,but the cards would be for those who were registered since 2011 – Prof. Attahiru Jega said on Friday.

Speaking at a workshop where he was represented by a National Commissioner in INEC, Dr Nuru Yakubu, said the commission had introduced the Smart-Card Technology to improve the accreditation of voters through rigorous voter identification and authentication process on election day.

“The commission has so far taken delivery of a greater portion of these smart permanent voters card that we will begin issuing to registered voters from next year (2014).”

He further stated that this was part of NGE’s social responsibility towards ensuring that the nation’s democracy remained deepened.

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