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

The governorship election in Nigeria’s Anambra state on November 6 was seriously affected by failure of the biometric voter accreditation…

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Australia voter ID transformation proposed, risks disenfranchizing voters

The Australian government is following the UK government in proposing new laws around voter identity authentication at election polling stations…

 

UK government offering multimillion-pound contracts for digital voter ID services

The British government’s Electoral Integrity Programme has launched procurement exercises for developing digital services for identity verification and issuance of…

 

India tests mobile voting, arranges Aadhaar hackathon – both spell controversy

India is testing biometric, blockchain-based mobile phone voting for the first time in the hope of increasing turnout and reducing…

 

Governments grapple with biometric voter rolls, Thales reaches 15 deployments

Thales has deployed 15 different systems around the world for voter registration and verification with its ID management and biometric technologies,…

 

Neurotechnology reveals ABIS caught 15K duplicate registrations for Ghana 2020 vote

The general elections in Ghana which took place on December 7, 2020, unfolded successfully with fair, transparent and credible results…

 

Kenya targets 7M new voters as biometric enrollment begins ahead of 2022 polls

Kenya has kicked off its biometric voter registration process as the country aims to enroll more than seven million new…

 

Nigeria’s INEC seeks data sharing to clean biometric voters register

Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is asking for closer collaboration from the National Population Commission (NPC) to help it effectively…

 

Move by Liberia to introduce biometrics in 2023 elections meets stonewall

In what looks like a denouement to a long-running standoff related to the introduction of biometrics during Liberia’s 2023 presidential…

 

Liberian Senate seeks consensus on introduction of biometrics for 2023 election

Liberia’s Senate has called on its Joint Committee on Autonomous Agencies and Ways, Means, Finance and Budget to meet with…

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