The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday ruled out electronic and diaspora voting in the 2019 general elections.
The electoral umpire told the Senate that until the Constitution was amended and necessary logistics put in place, the commission cannot delve into electronic and diaspora voting.
It said electronic and diaspora voting do not only lack constitutional backing but were also expensive to execute.
The commission said work was in progress to develop a strategic plan on the financial requirements for the 2019 polls.
INEC Chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu spoke when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Finance to defend the commission’s 2017 budget.