Biometric Voter Registration
A project involving strategy, agility, collaboration, innovation, and spirit
With a population of 30.4M people across a land mass of 238,537 sq km Ghana has a diverse and rich resource base, including the manufacturing and exportation of digital tech goods, automotive and ship construction and exportation, and exportation of hydrocarbons and industrial minerals. This gives Ghana one of the highest GDP per capita in West Africa. December 7, 2020 was the day of the parliamentary national elections and to prepare, the Electoral Commission of Ghana implemented a new voter registration solution to ensure the accuracy of citizen’s information (no duplications), reduce fraud and deliver a secure voters Registration Roll.
8,500 biometric enrolment stations and 76, 000 Chameleon 5L Biometric Handhelds were deployed to ensure that 17 Million voters across Ghana could be registered for the national vote. This included a completely redesigned strategy to approach training to ensure that every technician would feel completely comfortable with the hardware solution. This involved the development of videos shared through designated What’s App support groups and a single 40-technician training with people from across Ghana. This training resulted in an astonishing 96% comprehension skills assessment score.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in wide spread global product delivery delays and closures, the Chameleon team (Powered by Laxton) was on the ground in Ghana and delivered in an incredible 10-week turnaround. The success of the project involved collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Ghana, our partner Thales, and reimagining supply chain and freight solutions. Plus, it required additional adjustments of our agile team to be made by our team to ensure safety procedures were set during operation.
Key Components of Our Successful Solution
Working together with the Electoral Commission of Ghana and strategic partners to obtain materials, access and support
Determined, agile, innovative, solutions-based and spirited. Working together regardless of many challenges faced daily
our kits + devices
Adaptable, secure, mobile biometric devices designed to ensure the people of Ghana were confident using them.
THE CHAMELEON TEAM ON THE GROUND IN GHANA