Reporter: CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on the National Assembly to accelerate the passage of the Electoral Act to enable it advance the use of technology in future elections.
The Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Francis Ezeonu, made the call while briefing journalists on the ongoing continuous voter registration in the state.
He said the electronic voting system would not only ease the electoral process but would ensure that media workers, security agents and others on essential services exercised their franchise during polls.
Professor Ezeonu lamented that the state had over four hundred thousand uncollected permanent voter’s cards and called on those who were yet to collect their cards to visit their wards to obtain them.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner appealed to those who just turned eighteen years of age and older others yet to register to take advantage of the ongoing exercise to enroll.
Professor Ezeonu said the online registration portal, which is seamless, was introduced to complement the process and urged residents of the state who were yet to register to enroll via online and await physical capture which would commence later in the month.