Ghana National Elections

With a population of 30.4M people across a land mass of 238,537 sq km Ghana has a diverse and rich resource base, including the manufacturing and exportation of digital tech goods, automotive and ship construction and exportation, and exportation of hydrocarbons and industrial minerals. This gives Ghana one of the highest GDP per capita in West Africa.

December 7, 2020 was the day of the parliamentary national elections and to prepare, the Electoral Commission of Ghana implemented a new voter registration solution to ensure the accuracy of citizen’s information (no duplications), reduce fraud and deliver a secure voters Registration Roll.

Verification devices have a record of both the fingerprints and facial recognition of each registered voter. In case their fingerprints cannot be detected, facial recognition will work. These two features go a long way to enhance the integrity of the polls.
Jean Mensa
Chairperson, Electoral Commission of Ghana

On Time, despite COVID-19

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in wide spread global product delivery delays and closures, the Chameleon team (Powered by Laxton) was on the ground in Ghana and delivered in an incredible 10-week turnaround. The success of the project involved collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Ghana, our partner Thales, and reimagining supply chain and freight solutions. Plus, it required additional adjustments of our agile team to be made by our team to ensure safety procedures were set during operation.

17 Million voters registered

Expectations were exceeded from the original estimation of 15 million.

Top results thanks to well-trained operators

Amidst a global pandemic, our team strategized and reinvented ways we could manage training for over 80,000 operators

10 Weeks deploy, set up, enrol

On December 7, 2020 the National Election happened in Ghana as a direct result of the registration of voters using our kits and devices. And thanks to the incredible collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Ghana to ensure there were no delays.

Secure election, reduced fraudulent activity

Digital identity verification of citizens reduced chance of duplication, reduced fraud and delivered a secure voters Registration Roll.

The freshly-compiled voters' register by the Electoral Commission is arguably the most credible voter register in Ghana's history.
Akufo-Addo
President of Ghana

In-country targeted training for success

8,500 biometric enrolment stations and 76, 000 Chameleon 5L Biometric Handhelds were deployed to ensure that 17 Million voters across Ghana could be registered for the national vote. This included a completely redesigned strategy to approach training to ensure that every technician would feel completely comfortable with the hardware solution. This involved the development of videos shared through designated What’sApp support groups and a single 40-technician training with people from across Ghana. This training resulted in an astonishing 96% comprehension skills assessment score.