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.

 

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…

 

African national biometric programs tackle scale challenges

Several African nations at different stages of their biometric registration processes have recently announced new efforts to improve their identity…

 

OT-Morpho denies claims Kenyan biometric voting system was hacked

OT-Morpho has denied claims that the biometric electronic system it provided the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to identify…

 

Pakistan backtracks on plans to test biometric verification machines for elections

According to a report in The Express Tribune, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed that it will not be…

 

Laxton Group to supply biometric voter registration kits for Zimbabwe elections

Laxton Group has been awarded a US$3.9 million contract from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to supply Biometric Voter Registration…

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