Democracy is a work in progress

United Nations Development Programme

One voter, one vote

Establishing election integrity is one of the fundaments of democracy that promotes trust and confidence in elected governments. Every vote should count equally.

Biometrics play a key role in creating transparency in the voting process. The usage of biometric registration and voting systems has become more widespread throughout the years.

The context of the used biometric devices play a key role in success or failure. Local infrastructure is one of those factors. It can be challenging to meet standards in rural areas. Adapted biometric solutions such as solar powered devices prove to be essential for a successful election day.

Local operators should be fully educated and trained in order to meet the requirements for eligible voting. A photograph should meet certain standards in order to authenticate a voter. 

 

  • Integrity

    There are multiple steps in the electoral process that should protect the integrity of a democratic vote: the enrollment, the ballot and validated results.

  • BVR

    Biometric voter registration or BVR in short, measures and analyses a voter’s unique physical characteristics in order to verify their identity and eligibility to vote.

  • Deduplication

    A systemic search for duplicates based on biometrics such as fingerprints and facial images, eliminate multiple enrollments.

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