The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is deploying a user-friendly website technology to enhance the public’s access to information, the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu State, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, has said.
Noting that the goal was to make the electoral process less stressful and less cumbersome, Ononamadu said people could get the information they wanted online in an instant.
“The new website is interactive and user-friendly while allowing visitors to subscribe to INEC’s newsletters,” he explained, adding that users could access information on electoral officials, aspirants and candidates, registration centres and voter registration status.
“The new website – http://www.inecnigeria.org – which has improved features that is interactive and user-friend, is made to ease the electoral process by giving usable and up-to-date information concerning aspects of the electoral process and developments to Nigerians.
“We also have provision for our newsletters as well as important online news and articles on special INEC events nationwide or in some states as the case might be,’’ he said.
The REC said that the commission would continue to do its best to evolve easier, far-reaching and better ways to enlighten and educate Nigerians on their electoral rights and obligations.
The commission introduced the electronic voters’ registration, which involves electronic data capturing of voters nationwide over 12 years ago.
About five years ago, it introduced the card readers, a technological device that authenticates voters’ Permanent Voter Card (PVC) against the electronic thumbprint of the voter at the polling booth.