Fact Sheet: Electoral Rolls

Publication Date: 
24 Jun 2013

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Preparation of accurate and credible electoral rolls is a key step towards inclusive, free, fair and transparent elections. Accurate electoral rolls ensure that eligible citizens are allowed to vote and that they only vote once. Use of biometric data, such as fingerprinting, significantly improves an electoral roll as it virtually eliminates the possibility of duplicate entries. In Pakistan, the voter list is tied to the civil registry, which contains biometric data for all registered citizens.