Last year, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) conducted an e-voting process which turned out successful. This included the collection of biometric details for the registration of 1313 engineers. During the 2014 NSE’s annual general conference, the engineering body has repeated this success with an e-voting system designed and produced by Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited.
The e-voting platform consisted of 30 networked machines connected to a central server and the wider internet. Agents of the contestants could use the platfomr to monitor the elections online in real-time. The 2014 general election saw an increase in registrations to 2048.
“At least those who may not believe what we did last year will be more convinced now that we have the expertise in this country to solve many of our problems, and NIGCOMSAT has made us proud.” – NSE President, Engr. Mustapha Balarabe Shehu
“if you say you want to wait until there is a national election, it means you are saying things cannot be started until 2015 or something like that. This thing can be started now so if anybody desires free and fair election, this is the way to go.” – NSE Elected Deputy President, Engr.Otis Anyaeji