FACT SHIELD: All you need to know about BVAS, INEC’s new system for tackling electoral fraud

FACT SHIELD: All you need to know about BVAS, INEC’s new system for tackling electoral fraud

There’s been quite some controversy around the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) being employed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential and subnational elections in February 2023. Some political parties have called on INEC to disregard the accreditation system, while others are in support of the bi-modal biometric method. Here is a breakdown of all you need to know about the new system. WHAT IS THE BIMODAL BIOMETRICS METHOD? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Bimodal” means to have two modes. Biometrics on the other hand are distinctive, measurable characteristics which can be physical or behavioural, that can be...

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