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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.

An investigation into the events surrounding recent elections in Kenya provides a bleak outlook for this August’s general election. More…

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Jamaica picks Thales to upgrade voter identification system with biometrics

Thales has been hired to modernize Jamaica’s electronic voter ID system, strengthening voter identification and authentication with fingerprint biometrics, reports…

 

Nigeria suspends biometric voter registration June 30, to improve ABIS system

The chairman of Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that the biometric Continuous Voter Registration…

 

Kenyans called upon to verify entries as biometric voter registration nears end

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) says it is suspending the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous…

 

Zimbabwe’s mobile biometric voter registration phase ends

The second phase of a mobile biometric voter registration in Zimbabwe was officially ended on April 30 by the country’s…

 

Nigeria may prosecute officials behind invalid entries in biometric voter registration

The over one million Nigerians identified as having been involved in irregular practices in the course of the ongoing biometric…

 

Nigeria’s biometric voter system detects over 1M invalid entries

Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that more than one million enrollments on the biometric Register of Voters,…

 

Jamaica electoral body denies selling biometric data for online authentication service

Accusations of improper digital ID and biometric data sharing have been leveled against the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) after…

 

Nigerians urged to avoid last-minute rush for biometric voter registration

The Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has implored Nigerians who are yet…

 

Sierra Leone seeks supplier of biometric voter kits and system ahead of 2023 elections

The National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone has launched a tender for the design, installation and maintenance of a biometric…

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