Dogara introduces electronic voting

Dogara introduces electronic voting
May 31
10:12 2016

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has announced the introduction of electronic voting system into the conduct of the activities of the lower chamber.

In a statement on his website, Dogara said the adoption of the e-voting system was in compliance with the eighth assembly’s legislative agenda.

“Consequently, forms have been distributed to individual members to collate their data ahead of production of e-voting cards to all the 360 MPs,” the statement read.‎

“The implication of the new system is that records of each member’s punctuality and voting patterns can easily be accessed by constituents and members of the public.”


The legislative agenda which has been adopted by the national assembly states: “The eighth house commits to the use of ICT in the daily conduct of legislative activities of the House. E-parliament and e-voting platforms will be made a regular feature of the House.”

“E-voting will be used regularly during voting to properly reflect voting records of members and parliamentary accountability. The House shall collaborate with relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal of an e-parliament.”



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