INEC showcased the card readers that will be used for the 2015 elections, The black device which is similar to a retro cellphone will be capable of registering the voters choice.
This is the first time card readers will be used in Nigerian elections
Tthe deployment of card readers for the February polls is expected to eliminate rigging in the electoral process.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Enugu, Professor Chukwuemeka Onukaogu says;
“Using the card readers will be a watershed in the electoral process in the country. Politicians should rather concentrate on issue-based campaigns with a view to convincing the electorate than plotting ways to discredit the process. ‘Those plotting to rig the February elections will be disappointed. Those that stole our voters’ cards are just wasting their time because they cannot use them. It is impossible to hack into the INEC card readers so the best thing for politicians is to go and campaign instead of plotting to rig. The idea is to make sure that the electorates have a say in governance and their mandate protected,” he said.
Meanwhile, INEC has created a site where voters can check their voter status here.