Voter registration is a requirement in many emerging democracies whereby a resident/citizen must register with a central registry for the purpose of being allowed to vote. Biometrics refers to the quantifiable data (metrics) related to human characteristics and traits. BVR was formerly called EVR (Electronic Voter Registration). ESI generally uses a multi-biometric approach (more than one biometric identifier).
BVR reduces voter fraud. Everybody appears on the voters list once. One person, one vote. BVR creates and enhances electoral process credibility restoring confidence in the democratic system. This cannot be understated in emerging democracies. BVR increases voter turnout (which is very important in countries where voting is not mandatory).
ESI’s people will assist with the budget and the timeline (time and money), will facilitate fast and secure data collection and transfers (sensitive national data), allow for instantaneous printing of ID cards (onsite), match,
adjudicate and deliver an accurate voters roll (list). Training and support will be given every step of the way.