Elections in African had been like an
unsurmountable mountain for decades due to a myriad of
problems bedeviling the continent. Some of the issues the
continent had to contend with are inadequate
infrastructural development, human capacity, relevant
legislation, lack of political will, inaccessible geographical
terrain etc. The introduction of Biometric Election within
the continent had greatly impacted the voters’
registration exercise as well as the outcome of general
elections. This study examines how the technology has
enhanced voters’ confidence in election, curb voters’
multiple registration and underage voting, increase
electorate participation and explore the way forward to
deepen and strengthen democracy within the continent.
Africa, Biometric, Technology, Elections, Credible.