Nigerian election extended one day in some areas amid problems

March 28, 2015 5:42 PM

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Nigerian election extended one day in some areas amid problems

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Voting in Nigeria's presidential elections was extended one day, until Sunday, in several areas because ballot paper arrived late or new digital voting card readers failed, officials said Saturday.

The reading devices were being used for the first time in Nigeria to combat vote fraud, but it took even President Goodluck Jonathan more than 20 minutes to cast a ballot in his home state of Bayelsa because the scanner struggled to read his fingerprint.

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