Students of Obuasi Senior High School in the Ashanti Region have built a smart ballot box that is capable of detecting multiple voting. The ballot box according to the students displays the total number of eligible voters and prevents them from voting twice.
According to the students, the smart box has two compartments; the part that takes the paper from the voter and the box itself. The paper compartment has a roller made with PVC pipe, a gear motor and a sensor to detect the voter’s closeness to the box.
The paper compartment is programmed to take only one paper. The paper compartment is activated for the voter to cast his or her vote when he or she is 40cm away from the box.
When the ballot paper is placed on the surface of the box provided, the system will automatically take the ballot paper and drop it into the box and count it as one and display it on a screen for public viewing. The whole process continues throughout the elections.