Election Authorities in Islamabad, Pakistan have been working towards a voting system that would include biometrics to impede fraudulent voting, according to an article from The Express Tribune.
While they have not yet finished compiling the database if eligible voters’ electoral rolls and pictures, they plan to introduce a system that would include ballot papers inscribed with a watermark, magnetic ink stamps for voters and biometric identification authentication.
The new system would better identify voters’ attempts at defrauding the election, which was an issue in the 2008 general elections when more than 37 million bogus votes with only 81 million registered voters in Pakistan.
In addition to the new technological assurances for a cleaner election, voters in Pakistan would face stiff penalties if discovered including a minimum of three years in prison and fines.
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