Mobile biometric solution MorphoTablet secures the voting process in Egyptian parliamentary elections

December 17, 2015 - 

For the third time in two years, the Egyptian government has deployed biometric MorphoTablets to secure the voting process. Morpho also contributed its identity managment technology to the Egyptian Constitutional referendum and the Presidential election in 2014.

2000 MorphoTablets with Morpho front and back-office applications were deployed to organize the different stages of the election process, including voter registration and ID card verification. The company also included all training and logistics for operating the MorphoTablet inside the voting stations.

MorphoTablet is a mobile biometric solution which can be used for large-scale enrolment or registration purposes. It is a user-friendly touchscreen device that captures biometric data including fingerprints and face to verify the identity of users. MorphoTablet can read contact and contactless smart cards and communicates through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

In addition to helping prevent voter fraud, the device reduces paperwork, facilitates faster operations, reduces voting queues and can also generate reliable statistics, including real-time voter turnout statistics.

“We are very pleased to partner again with the Egyptian government in the area of identity management,” said Anne Bouverot, Chair and CEO of Morpho. “Egypt was the first country to use MorphoTablets for electoral purposes, and we are grateful for their trust in our solutions. We appreciate the enthusiasm the Egyptian government shares about the use of biometrics in general to facilitate identity management for the country.”

Previously reported, Morpho’s branded MorphoTablets are also being used in an electronic know your customer (e-KYC) pilot project with Airtel, a leading Indian telecom operator.

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