In addition to reaching the age of 18 years, as part of the registration procedures, demographic, biographic and biometric as well as other personal data is collected. As we have discovered, we already have that verified data for 96% of our adult population. Information from the EOJ's website indicates there is a requirement to:
- Visit the registration centre in person
- Fill out the requite form submitting demographic (and biographic) data
- Be photographed
- Be finger-printed
- EOJ representatives and political party’s scrutineers physically visit your stated address to verify
- Cross-check fingerprints to prevent multiple registrations.
If Joint Forces of Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) can’t do it, if National Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance can’t do it; how can NIDS?
|Extracts from "National Identity Cards, Biometrics and the Consumer: |
Displacing the Personal from the Person"
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I fail to see why NIDS is being likened to the SSN. In my opinion, that likeness is being highlighted to appeal to our foreign-mindedness to be like America and Americans; exploiting the basic human need for recognition.
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Source: Jamaica Observer