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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.

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

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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…

 

Nigeria to require face, fingerprint biometrics for Anambra State election

A system that will combine fingerprint and face biometrics for identity verification will be required to verify voters during Governorship…

 

Papua New Guinea advised against using biometrics in next year’s election

Terence Wood, a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Center — an Australia-based aid and development policy think tank —…

 

Online digital ID advances with 2M Nigerian voters registered

Nigeria’s Independent electoral commission (INEC) has announced that more than two million new potential voters have already completed the online…

 

Pakistan secures family trees, IDs foreign residents, prepares for electronic voting

A series of developments in Pakistan span a new digital ID card verification system; a way for people to check…

 

Tanzanian president invokes need for biometric voting to curb election irregularities

A biometric voting system could already be in place when Tanzanians head to the polls to choose a new president…

 

No funds yet allocated to Nigeria’s 2023 digital voting plan

The Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) is increasingly concerned about the continued lack of funds for it to go…

 

Indian gov consults UIDAI on Aadhaar biometrics for voter registration

India’s Ministry of Law is consulting with the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) for the possibility of using the Aadhaar biometrics-based…

 

Liberia’s electoral commission seeks biometric voter registration help from Nigeria

Liberia’s government is asking Nigeria for assistance as it stands up biometric voter registration, Nigerian outlet Punch writes, with National Electoral…

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