A total of 3,829 had their applications challenged throughout the country as of the end of the second phase of the biometric voters registration exercise.4,000 multiple registration detected at on-going Biometric Voter Registration-EC (Ghana Web)
Currently, the Electoral Commission (EC) has registered eight million voters.
Mr Akomea explained that, persons who were found to have registered more than once would have their names removed entirely from the register, be arrested and prosecuted to face either a jail sentence or a fine, as the court may please.Man Arrested For Registering 15 Times (Graphic)
“There is an adjudicating committee looking at those cases. What is important is to establish whether they were done deliberately or some thought their photographs were not nice so they decided to have another registration just that they can have better photographs. The outcome of the investigations should determine what should be done.”
A 47-year-old man has been arrested by the Odorkor Police in Accra for registering 15 times in the on-going biometric voters registration (BVR) exercise.Assuming accurate deduplication, four thousand out of 8 million is a very small fraction (one in 2,000).
There's also a big difference in terms of threats to democracy between the person who re-enrolls to get a different picture and the person who enrolls fifteen times under fifteen different names. There needs to be a way to sort one from the other and that's not something biometrics can do. At a certain point biometric technologies always have to pass the baton to managers and/or policies.
Identity management is about people.