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.

Biometric voting, and the registration required, are once again proving problematic in several African countries. Somalia will miss its target…

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GOP uses Voatz biometric mobile app in South Dakota during virtual convention

The Voatz blockchain biometric voting app has been successfully used during the third virtual convention held by the Republican Party…

 

Africans assess national biometric projects as Thales enters digital ID talks with DRC

There is a sense of reflection in Nigeria over the country’s ambitions to provide ID to all, with multiple reports…

 

Back to the ballots for biometrics in Africa: 1M dead on Ghana electoral roll, Zambia rushes biometric verification

Back to the ballots for biometrics news headlines across Africa this week. In Ghana, parliament has approved a measure that…

 

Public sector payroll reform for Liberia and Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire voter registration: biometrics in Africa this week

In biometrics and digital identity across Africa this week, civil servant pay is something of a theme as countries successfully…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Albania to roll out biometric voter identification system, maybe not in time for next elections

Despite an agreement to use biometric identification in Albania, it may not be in the cards for the next elections…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

 

GOP uses Voatz mobile app with blockchain and biometrics for Utah primary nominees

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gathering, Voatz blockchain biometric voting app was the official voting channel during Utah’s Republican…

 

Coronavirus becomes Africa’s new biometric election registration variable, Côte d’Ivoire ID signup slow

Biometric voter registers require biometric voter registration. Neighboring Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are both due to go to biometrically secured…

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