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.