The Ghanaian Electoral Commission's selection of a vendor for its biometric voter registration exercize has been getting a lot of attention lately. Click this Bing news search for "ghana biometric voter" for a sample.
After reading a few of these stories it becomes clear that there are significant challenges involved in the implementation of the biometric register. But more interesting is the challenge Ghana doesn't face: reaching a consensus that a biometric voter system is desirable.
Ghanaians are extremely proud of their democracy and they are keen to protect and deepen it. They also overwhelmingly support the effort to reinforce the keystone of democracy, free and fair elections, with a well conceived, implemented and managed biometric voter management system.