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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.

Tech5 will provide the automated biometric identification system (ABIS) for Jamaica’s voter registry, to deduplicate, identify and verify voters using…

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Voter registration plan makes Ghana Card ‘political tool,’ claims opposition

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says it strongly stands against an ongoing move to make the…

 

Election year starting to show cracks from “nuclear” disruption of deepfakes

The packed election year of 2024 is ramping up and so are political attacks using deepfakes. U.S. President Joe Biden…

 

UK’s photo ID requirement for voting stirs backlash against government

The UK is planning to introduce mandatory photo identification for voters during national elections for the first time this year….

 

South Africa conducts biometric voter registration for prison inmates

Inmates being held at correctional facilities across South Africa will from today undergo biometric voter registration ahead of the country’s…

 

India govt blocks plans to procure facial recognition, drones to monitor election

A request by the government of India’s National Informatics Centre (NIC) to acquire surveillance technology including drones and biometrics for…

 

India threatens to block platforms for spreading deepfakes ahead of elections

With general elections set to begin in April, India continues to crack down on deepfakes – by threatening the platforms…

 

Deepfakes are a global election issue and a major threat to global stability: WEF

Deepfakes are turning from a tech buzzword into an issue of significant international concern, as nations begin to understand the…

 

Bangladesh’s government wins election campaigning on DPI

After Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League secured a victory in a controversial election last Sunday, all eyes are on the government’s…

 

Ghana swaps indelible ink for biometric voter verification

In Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed concerns about the negative consequences of abandoning indelible ink in favor…

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