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.

Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has approved funding to deploy biometric devices to ensure the integrity of the country’s upcoming…

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Voatz raises $7M to increase accessibility and footprint of biometric and blockchain voting app

Biometric mobile voting company Voatz has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round, which it plans to use…

 

Afghanistan electoral commission asked to reverse decision to register voters without biometrics

A decision by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) to not use biometrics has been heavily criticized by several mainstream political…

 

IDEMIA files motion for Judicial Review of Kenyan National Assembly censure

IDEMIA has formally filed a motion for a substantive Judicial Review by Kenya’s High Court of the decision by the…

 

Philippines selects Gemalto biometric technology to verify voters in upcoming elections

The Philippines Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has selected Gemalto to provide a fingerprint biometric voter verification system for the 2019…

 

Censure of IDEMIA by Kenyan National Assembly could threaten biometric registration drive

Kenya’s National Assembly has voted to suspend IDEMIA from government contracts for 10 years, due to allegation of a violation…

 

eVoting app certified for Aadhaar-based biometric votes in future elections by Indian government

India’s government has certified online voting startup Right2Vote for use in future elections by Indian citizens abroad or residing in…

 

DERMALOG biometric devices to be used in Afghanistan’s presidential elections

An official of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Friday that the DERMALOG biometric devices used in last October’s parliamentary…

 

South African biometrics executive argues cost and efficiency benefits of biometric electoral system

Biometric voter identification could slash the costs of elections in South Africa, and the country should review its Electoral Act…

 

Active military and overseas voters to vote in Denver elections with biometric Voatz app

The City of Denver will pilot mobile voting through the blockchain- and biometrics-based Voatz app for its municipal election in…

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