Students At Obuasi Sec Tech Create Anti-Duplicate Voting Box
Some pupils at the Obuasi Senior High Technical School (SHTS) in the Ashanti Region have invented a customized ballot box for voting.
In order to resolve issues such as multiple voting, the students developed a smart box for automatic counting.
According to the students, the ballot box displays the entire amount of ballot papers in the box and also stops eligible voters from voting twice.
The Senior High School technical students explained how the current box works, saying, “the smart ballot box has two chambers; the portion that takes the paper from the voter and the box itself.”
The paper compartment is triggered when the voter is around 40cm away from the ballot box, allowing the voter to cast his ballot. A red light appears to notify the voter that the system is ready.
When a voter inserts a ballot in the slot given, the system will automatically receive the ballot from the voter, drop it into the box, count it as one, and show the number on a screen for public viewing. Following that, votes will be tabulated and the total number of votes displayed on the screen.
In a blog post, the Robotics Club’s Head, Solomon Nchor, stated that he hopes the initiative would alleviate problems linked with voting procedures in Ghana and throughout the world.