Voter verification provides a check of the registered voter against the voters roll on Election Day. It ensures that a registered voter is at the correct polling station and that they have registered to vote for that election. Voter verification also allows for an accurate tally of voter turnout. The number of verified voters can be compared to the number of ballots cast as a confirmation that the number of ballot’s cast is accurate.
Laxton’s integrated biometric hardware and software voter verification solution ensures that registered voter’s identities are verified prior to casting their ballots.
Laxton’s voter verification devices are similar in size to a smartphone and can operate for 24 hours without recharge. A minimum of two devices per polling station is recommended in order to allow for redundancy, and to prevent bottle necks during peak periods.
The use of these devices allows polling station staff and officials to assist registered voters to determine their correct polling station location should they arrive at the wrong polling station on Election Day.
The flowchart below provides an explanation of the process of voter verification at a polling station on Election Day.