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10 December 2020

National Assembly holds Public Hearing on Bill to accommodate electronic voting.

By the first quarter of 2021, the National Assembly will pass a Bill to accommodate electronic voting, transmission and collation of results, as part of key reforms to Nigeria’s electoral process.

This is the key fallout at a joint public hearing at the National Assembly on the Bill for an act to repeal the Electoral Act Number Six, as amended; and also enact the Independent National Electoral Commission Act 2020.

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the timely passage of the crucial bill possibly in March next year will help the country address key issues that have bedevilled Nigeria’s elections since 1999.

Key aspects of the Bill that have come under review include the aspect of limiting campaign expenses, financial autonomy of INEC, among others.

The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, civil society groups on electoral matters were among organizations present at the public hearing.

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