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EC to compile new voters’ register with facial recognition for election 2020

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The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is working towards compiling a new voters’ register that will have enhanced features including facial recognition for election 2020.

The current register uses fingerprint and there are many instances, where people’s finger prints were unable to be verified by the machine and officers had to resort to manual authentication.

Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Operations of the EC, Samuel Tettey, who stated this in Accra, explained that although the existing biometric register procured in 2012 is credible, it has other challenges, which the commission would not want to compromise in the next general election.

Meanwhile, the  Deputy Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Eric Bossman Asare, explained, that the system is outdated and there is the need to make way for new and an enhanced one to facilitate a smooth process.

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