Carter Center Report on Biometric Registration in Bolivia

The Carter Center released a report today on biometric voter registration in Bolivia. The release says:

The Carter Center observation mission has been impressed by the dedication and commitment of the Bolivian electoral authorities to register voters in a short period of time using biometric technology for the first time. Carter Center observers witnessed a surprisingly large participation in the registration process. More than 5,000,000 Bolivians turned out to register, surpassing the anticipated target by more than one million people.

The impressive turnout and collection of biometric registration data has generated high expectations regarding the quality of the new voter registration list. However, the processing and screening of the database has presented challenges due to the volume of information and to technical and infrastructure limitations. As a result, the CNE has adopted measures to increase the speed of the screening duplicates from the voter register database. The full release can be read here.