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NEC Delegation Returns From Biometric Technology Study Tour

The Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, at the head of a three-member delegation has returned home following a four-day visit to Nigeria.
The NEC delegation’s four-day study tour at the invitation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria was to solicit support for its adaptation of Biometric technology for Voter Registration.
She was hopeful that at the end of the study tour, lessons learned would inform how the Commission would proceed with the transition from the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Voter Registration System to Biometric System to Voter Registration System.
The Chairman of Nigeria’s INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, observed that nations are increasingly moving away from the manual processes by deploying more technology to further guarantee the electoral credibility.
Professor Yakubu assured the Liberian EMB delegation of continuous strengthening of the long standing partnership with Liberia in the spirit of peer support.
The study tour of the NEC delegation ended with a visit to key facilities of Nigeria’s INEC.
In a related development, the Senior Gender Officer at the National Elections Commission, Manakapay Donzo, left Liberia on Sunday for Lome, Togo, to attend a five-day Building Resources in Democracy, Good Governance and Elections, (BRIDGE) Model, inclusive electoral process training, focusing on Gender for electoral Administrators.
The NEC Senior Gender Officer is in Lome at the invitation of the ECOWAS Commission Electoral Division, with sponsorship from, deuche-gesellsthaft-fur, International Peace and Security, and Architecture Operation EPSAO Project under the German Technical Corporation, GTZ.

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