Smart Card Reader and the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria

  title={Smart Card Reader and the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria},
  author={Emmanuel Adeniran Alebiosu},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural Education},
A central issue in the 2015 general elections in Nigeria was the use of the smart card reader, which was a critical component in the election. It was used for the first time in the electoral process of Nigeria and it remains one of the greatest technological innovations of the 2015 general elections. The smart card reader is a technological device set up to authenticate and verify, on election day, a permanent voter card issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The fundamental… Expand
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