Biometrics revolutionizes voting in Africa

According to a CNN article, some of Africa’s countries are taking clear steps towards the consolidation of their democracies. The number of citizens from these countries who are going to the ballot boxes to express their opinions and choose their representatives is on the rise.

One of the leading countries in this change is Sierra Leona. The advancements in its voting system include the implementation of biometric technology to capture and store fingerprints, as well as facial images of every registered voter.

Chief Commissioner of Sierra Leona’s National Electoral Commission Christiana Thorpe has stated that «elections with credibility start with a reliable process of registering voters.»


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