Voter Check

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

is about to im­ple­ment bio­met­ric voter au­then­ti­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy to make its up­com­ing elec­tion smooth, trans­par­ent and has­sle-free. At present, vot­ers have to man­u­ally show their bal­lot­ing cards be­fore cast­ing their votes. How­ever, the new sys­tem will re­quire vot­ers to go through a bio­met­ric au­then­ti­ca­tion process, which will match their bio­met­ric in­for­ma­tion with data al­ready reg­is­tered prior to the elec­tion. The sys­tem is in test­ing phase and will be im­ple­mented through­out the coun­try. Bhutan will be the sec­ond South Asian na­tion af­ter In­dia to have state-of-the-art vot­ing tech­nol­ogy.

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