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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.

 

Technical report declares Liberia’s biometric voter registration exercise a success

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), a civil society organization working for the promotion of electoral integrity in Liberia and good…

 

Ghana, Zambia plan biometric voter registration drives for September

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has announced a three-week nationwide biometric voter registration activity beginning next month in preparation for District…

 

Ex-NADRA chair argues more biometrics use can greatly improve Pakistan’s elections

A former Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA), Tariq Malik, has posited that the deployment…

 

Nigeria’s INEC to deploy 11K biometric voter devices for November governorship polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) will deploy 11,355 biometrics-based Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines for three…

 

Digital identity becomes option for most Singaporeans when they vote

Singapore has inaugurated the use of digital IDs to verify their identity when voting. Voters will be free to use…

 

Biometric system good enough for Liberia voter registration, not voting yet — govt

IT vendors have long told prospects that the lead dog in a running pack gets the best view, but the…

 

Group urges Nigerian govt to review ID requirements for voter verification

A civil society organization working in the area of democracy and human rights, Yiaga Africa, has called for a legislative…

 

Philippines urged to consider biometric voter authentication during 2025 polls

The Commission on Elections of the Philippines (Comelec) is seeking to upgrade its election management system with the procurement of…

 

Mistrust in Liberia’s biometric voter registration system is high, survey claims

Many Liberians believe the newly introduced biometric voter registration (BVR) system may not do much to ensure credible and transparent…

 

Mexico uses electoral biometrics database to ID thousands of mission persons

Recent information released by the General Council of the National Electoral Institute (INE) of Mexico reveals that from 2016 right…

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