The Electronic Voter Identification and Ballot Issuing System

The Electoral Office of Jamaica has implemented the Electronic Voter Identification and Ballot Issuing System (EVIBIS). With EVIBIS, registered electors will be identified and verified at the polling station by using their fingerprints after which the system will issue authenticated ballots for voting. The elector will then proceed as before to mark the “X” with a pencil on the paper ballot issued.

The main objectives of EVIBIS are to prevent:

(1) Impersonation of an elector

(2) Multiple voting by persons

(3) The use of unauthenticated ballots