INEC to Test-run Card Readers Saturday

Written by on March 3, 2015

INEC Chair, Prof. Attahiru Jega

INEC Chair, Prof. Attahiru Jega

As part of preparations for the general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be conducting field tests on the functionality of the smart card readers (CRs) to be deployed for the accreditation of voters on election day.

According to the commission’s Decision Extract issued recently and signed by its Director, Commission’s Secretariat, Ishiaku A. Gali, the field tests would take place in two states of each of the six geopolitical zones of the federation and it would take place simultaneously on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The states selected for the exercise are: Ekiti and Lagos in the South-west; Anambra and Ebonyi in the South-east; Delta and Rivers in the South-south; Kano and Kebbi in the North-west; Bauchi and Taraba in the northeast; and Niger and Nasarawa in the North-central zone.

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