Biometric Voter Verification System

Introduction

The Election Commission of Pakistan has awarded the agreement for the supply of biometric verification system of voters for national and provisional assemblies of Pakistan to Secure Tech Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd.

An International tender was floated last year and after an extensive evaluation process which involved presentations of the system to the Parliamentary Committee for Electoral reforms, Secure Tech has been awarded the contract for voter verification.

Secure Tech Consultancy has been awarded the contract for implementing and deploying a complete solution for Biometric Verification of the voters for pilot project of Elections of National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies.  The aim of this project was to organize and conduct the election and to make such arrangements to ensure that election is conducted honestly, fairly and in accordance with law and that to avoid corrupt practices.

Biometric Verification Devices are used to verify the voters identification at the polling station with the help of NADRA citizen biometric and ECP voter list.

Conclusion

Secure Tech Consultancy has successfully conducted a pilot of Biometric Voter Verification System (BVVS) in NA-120 constituency in Lahore on 17th September, 2017 to test the feasibility for the use of BVM in Pakistan electoral system futuristically. The pilot for the Biometric voter verification was held at 39 polling stations with 100 BVM at designated polling booths earmarked by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). These 100 BVM’s were manned by 50 ECP personnel and 50 Secure Tech Consultancy personnel.
The pilot project achieved its key purpose of verifying voters through Biometric Voter Verification Machines successfully with success ratio of 90%.