Chairmanship and councillorship election is currently going on in 19 out of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state with the help of electronic voting machines.
According to the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, the deployment of the machines is to ensure a transparent and credible process.
This makes Kaduna the first state in Nigeria to adopt electronic voting and the second sub-national government in Africa to achieve such feat after Namibia.
According to reports, although election materials arrived as late as 10:00 a.m. in some of the polling units, the exercise is currently going on smoothly with the use of the electronic voting machine.
Also, there is massive deployment of security operatives in the polling units and strategic points in the State to ensure a hitch free exercise.
Meanwhile, the State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) had earlier announced the postponement of the polls in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Zango Kataf and Kajuru due to insecurity.