INEC Chairman says Card Readers Will Automatically Shut Down By 10PM On Election Day

INEC Chairman says Card Readers Will Automatically Shut Down By 10PM On Election Day
February 20 23:49 2019 Print This Article

In a bid to prevent any cases of rigging during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has revealed that the card reader will automatically shutdown itself at exactly 10pm on the election

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja during a briefing on the progress made by the commission following the postponement of the general elections.

He said, “They (the card readers) are configured to specific polling units and only open for use at 8AM on the Election Day; they will automatically shut down by 10PM in order to forestall any illegal use of the card readers before the appointed time for elections.”

Professor Yakubu explained that the card readers were introduced in 2015 to facilitate the accreditation of the electorate using the Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

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