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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.

By Ayang Macdonald and Chris Burt The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) of Liberia has reportedly endorsed the choice…

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NEC taps Laxton in Liberia’s third try to contract biometric voter registration kits: report

Laxton Group has been selected to supply biometric voter registration hardware and software to Liberia by the country’s National Elections…

 

Liberia ID card issuance bedeviled by challenges, still no headway for biometric voter ID contract

At a time when Liberia is still struggling to find a definitive solution to a lingering biometric voter ID contract…

 

Voatz surges past 100 elections with biometrics securing remote voting

Mobile voting options continue to grow, with blockchain and biometrics-based elections platform Voatz announcing the successful completion of its 2022…

 

Political violence in Nigeria destroys biometric voter IDs; government rushing replacements

Almost 70,000 permanent voter ID cards were destroyed this week when a government office in Nigeria was set ablaze. In…

 

Biometrics for voter ID adopted by Albania, considered by Guyana

A biometric voter identification system is in the process of being set up in Albania after the country’s Central Election…

 

Liberia’s elections biometrics bid process questioned, commission doubted

Liberia‘s biometric voter ID saga continues with the nation’s Liberty Party, headed by Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, petitioning for the chair of…

 

MPs demand briefing over plans to make Ghana Card sole ID for voter registration

Minority caucus lawmakers of Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are insisting on a parliamentary hearing into the announcement a…

 

Uneven global progress on biometrics-backed voting. Politicking saps efforts

Nigerian officials using an automated biometric ID system have found that 23 percent of people registered to vote in the…

 

Uneven, surprising changes in using digital ID to vote around the world.

The role of biometric identification in voting around the world is ever-evolving, sometimes controversial and sometimes just confusing. Here’s a…

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