'Techy' students of Obuasi Sec Tech develop smart ballot box; set to stop multiple voting

'Techy' students of Obuasi Sec Tech develop smart ballot box; set to stop multiple voting

- Some senior high school students have invented a smart ballot box

- The main aim of the box is to ensure that over-voting and multiple voting become a thing of the past

- They took time to take people through the ins and outs of their invention

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Some brilliant students of Obuasi Senior High Technical School (SHTS) based in the Ashanti Region of Ghana have invented a special ballot box for voting during elections.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Adomonline, the students gave myriad reasons for coming up with the smart ballot box.

Among many other points, they indicated that their invention was going to tackle issues pertaining to multiple voting.

'Techy' students of Obuasi Sec Tech develop smart ballot box; set to stop multiple voting
'Techy' students of Obuasi Sec Tech develop smart ballot box; set to stop multiple voting
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The innovators added that the ballot box was going to handle automatic counting of all ballots.

According to the students, their smart ballot box would display the total number of ballot papers in the box and also prevent eligible voters from voting twice.

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The technical students explained that the ballot box had two sections; the AI part that takes the paper and the box.

The paper compartment consists paper roller, a gear motor, and a sensor to detect the voter’s proximity to the box.

The box is hotwired to accept one ballot paper at a time.

When the voter is about 40cm to the ballot box, the paper compartment is activated to allow the voter to cast his or her ballot.

A red light is shown to alert the voter that the system is ready.

When the voter places the paper on the space provided, the system will automatically take the paper from the voter and drop it into the box and count it as one and display the number on a screen for public viewing.

Subsequent votes will be counted and total votes displayed on the screen.

Head of the Robotics Club, Solomon Nchor opined that he believed the project will solve challenges associated with voting processes in Ghana and the world at large.

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Speaking about students, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the youngest son of Ghanaian millionaire, Osei Kwame Despite, Saahene Osei, has erupted a massive stir on social media with a video of how he attended his graduation.

In a new video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Saahene was seen in his dad's huge mansion getting ready to leave for his graduation.

He was seen wearing a beautiful orange-coloured Kaftan and complemented his attire with a black suit.

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