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.

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

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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

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

 

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…

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