Dec 7: BVD machine 'fails' to capture fingerprint of aged woman; facial recognition used

Dec 7: BVD machine 'fails' to capture fingerprint of aged woman; facial recognition used

An aged woman has bee verified facially on the day of the election

The facial recognition device was used to verify the lady before she was made to exercise her franchise

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An old lady at the Catholic Social Centre polling station in Zuarugu of the Bolgatanga East constituency in the Upper East Region has been facially verified to vote.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on 3 News, information had it that the fingers of the lady could not be identified by the Biometric Verification Device (BVD) when she turned up to vote.

As a result, she was verified using the facial recognition technology which EC officials took with them to all the polling stations.

Dec 7: BVD machine 'fails' to capture fingerprint of aged woman; facial recognition used

Dec 7: BVD machine 'fails' to capture fingerprint of aged woman; facial recognition used
Source: UGC

The old lady whose fingers could not be identified by the verification device was verified to vote when the facial technology was used.

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In the run-up to the polls, the Electoral Commission procured new Biometric Verification Devices (BVD) which it argued had enhanced features including facial verification.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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