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.

New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner has panned a plan to use date of birth as a way of authenticating online voters,…

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Concerns raised about voting infrastructure security in mid-term elections

In the wake of mounting concerns over the security of the nation’s voting infrastructure during the 2018 midterm elections –…

 

DHS works to strengthen election security on heels of bipartisan legislation

What one congressional observer called, “a day late and a dollar short,” the bipartisan Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018…

 

West Virginia to offer Voatz biometric voting app statewide for overseas military

Military service personnel from West Virginia serving overseas will be able to vote in the November U.S. midterm elections with…

 

New York, DHS testing voting systems cybersecurity

The New York State Board of Elections—in concert with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Division…

 

Nigeria mandates fingerprint authentication at all polling stations for 2019 election

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that card readers must be present at all polling stations to perform…

 

Mozambique deploys Laxton Group biometric voter registration solution

Laxton Group announced the delivery of an end-to-end election solution to Mozambique ahead of October’s municipal elections. The Laxton election…

 

Making digital ID a tool for inclusion in Cameroon elections

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

 

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…

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