Voter Registration in Nepal

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11 Jun 2011

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In an effort to increase the quality of the Voter’s List and reduce the possibility of voter fraud, Nepal’s Election Commission began implementing a three-phase voter registration program in September 2010. The new registration process is computerized and, in addition to personal information, collects the registrant’s photos and fingerprints, marking the first time biometrics have been used in the voter registration process in Nepal. The new registration system is part of an effort to ensure more fair and credible elections.