Elections

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.

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted citizens to worry about whether…

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Nigeria prospecting for electronic voting technology provider

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Papua New Guinea mobile biometric voter enrollment trial with Credence ID successful

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PhilSys biometric collection timeline set, bill proposes electronic voter registration system

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will start collecting fingerprints, photographs and iris biometrics from registrants to its Philsys national ID…

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