Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that electronic voting in the country may begin from the Anambra State gubernatorial election slated next year.
Prof. Yakubu stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after 2021 budget defence session before the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters.
He said that about 40 companies had demonstrated on e-voting to the commission but a decision was yet to be reached.
The next stage is for the commission to decide, but that it is too early to decide the cost or when the process will be concluded.
He added that the commission was determined to deploy electronic voting machines, or electronic ballot machines in elections, possibly with the Anambra Governorship elections next year.