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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.

 

Cameroon election agency wants huge ID card backlog cleared ahead of polls

The chairman of Cameroon’s election management body (ELECAM), Abrams Enow Egbe, recently held talks with the delegate general for national…

 

Ekemp fails demonstration of its biometric election technology, claims unfair treatment

It appears concerns raised by Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) about the firm selected to provide biometric materials…

 

Biometric voter registration bid do-over commences in Liberia (update)

Despite an erroneous local media report to the contrary, Laxton has informed Biometric Update that it participated in the second…

 

Panel probes future potential of face biometrics for elections, DNA for civil registries

Biometrics applications could look quite different five years from now, with different modalities used in elections and civil registries, and…

 

Criticism of Liberia’s biometric voter registration contract rumored to irk Chinese embassy

The latest twist in an ongoing saga over the contract to support Liberia’s biometric voter registry is a complaint from…

 

Bangladesh to allow some leeway in case of biometric match failure

The Election Commission (EC) in Bangladesh has said it will allow up to 1 percent of voters in each polling…

 

Liberia’s election commission seeks clarification on biometrics procurement rerun proposal

Biometrics providers bidding on the contract for Liberia’s voter registration may get a do-over, Front Page Africa reports, with the…

 

Liberian agencies spar over alleged irregularities of biometric voter card contract decision

The review of Ekemp’s contract to provide biometric voter registry cards for Liberians continues, with back-and-forth communications between the government’s…

 

US state lawmakers look at biometrics for voting, say it’s just not ready

There are just too many fingerprints for election officials in the state of Arkansas to reliably be matched with computing…

 

Nigeria commission explains removal of voters from biometric registry and fends off rumors

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission is explaining the removal of millions of partially-registered voters from the registry as incomplete online…

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