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.

The New York State Board of Elections—in concert with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Division…

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Nigeria mandates fingerprint authentication at all polling stations for 2019 election

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that card readers must be present at all polling stations to perform…

 

Mozambique deploys Laxton Group biometric voter registration solution

Laxton Group announced the delivery of an end-to-end election solution to Mozambique ahead of October’s municipal elections. The Laxton election…

 

Making digital ID a tool for inclusion in Cameroon elections

Voter registrations are an important challenge for national identity systems, demanding accuracy, completeness, and verifiability to provide the assurance necessary…

 

Report says Kenya needs data protection law for privacy of biometric voter registry

A lack of legal protections for the privacy of citizen’s data in Kenya leaves its biometric electoral registry open to…

 

Malawi pushing ahead on biometrics-based voter registration plan

Malawi is shifting from paper-based identity documents for voter registration to a biometrics-based system to be put in place before…

 

ID4Africa survey shows near universal support for biometrics elections among African identity community

Every year ID4Africa conducts an extensive survey of professionals at African identity authorities about topics such as their priorities and…

 

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…

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