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EC rejects ‘no verification no vote’

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Comment: THE ADVANCED COUNTRIES DON'T USE IT

Author:
BOY KOFI
Date:
2015-08-15 20:10:45
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EC rejects ‘no verification no vote’

There is nowhere in the advanced countries that they use Biometric system to verify voters before they vote.The reason is simply because they have credible identification cards and addresses.Many Ghanaians don't have official or residential addresses nor proper national identification cards.Govt cannot even write directly to all the citizens in the country as it is done in the advanced world.Yet they have been registered as voters because somebody guaranteed for them or acknowleged them.In case the Biometric system fails to function as it happened to the Nigerian President Goodluck.Can we now say because the Biometric has developed a technical fault or failed to identify the person that we all know very well in the area so he should not vote?The Nigerian experience has proven that when Biometric fails,you can use another means to verify that person.The title is misleading,it should read "you can vote if the Biometric fails".That means to say you must be able to provide other form of verification that will satisfy all the polling agents and the EC officials during the exercise.Thank you.

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BOY KOFI on Aug 15, 2015 20:10
THE ADVANCED COUNTRIES DON'T USE IT