Elections

Biometric systems are being increasingly deployed to ensure a fair and efficient election. These systems include solutions for voter registration, voting, tallying and identification. Common modalities include fingerprint recognition, palm vein recognition, iris recognition and facial recognition.

Over 60 percent of Africans believe their country will either launch or refresh identity programs in the next 24 months,…

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Neurotechnology identifies more than 6 million duplicate or inaccurate DRC voter records

More than five million duplicate voter registrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been identified by Neurotechnology in a…

 

Congress, states don’t seem inclined to incorporate biometrics in new voting technologies

While other nations are rapidly incorporating biometrics into their voting technologies, the US Congress and states – and local jurisdictions…

 

West Virginia counties to test biometric absentee voting app for military members

The West Virginia counties of Harrison and Monongalia are testing an mobile voting application secured by biometric and blockchain technology…

 

India’s Electoral Commission seeks mandatory seeding of voter ID with Aadhaar number

India’s Electoral Commission has filed a request with the Supreme Court to make linking Aadhaar numbers with voter ID cards…

 

Aadhaar should be linked to voting ID, commissioner says as Supreme Court hears constitutional challenge

Aadhaar numbers should be linked to Indian voter’s identity cards in order to verify individuals’ identity prior to voting, India’s…

 

Biometrics-based blockchain voting platform raises $2.2 million

Mobile-focused election voting and citizen engagement platform Voatz has raised over $2.2 million in seed round funding led by Medici…

 

Somaliland election saw Iris ID technology deployed

Somaliland’s presidential election in November was the world’s first national election to use iris recognition to register and identify voters….

 

Somaliland using iris recognition technology in upcoming election

Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election on November 13 marks the first use of iris-based biometrics technology in an African election, according…

 

Elyctis voter ID tech plays central role in Kyrgyzstan election

In the October 2017 Kyrgyzstan presidential election, more 5,000 Elyctis ID BOX One readers were used in all voting stations…

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