Elections

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.

 

India to identify all citizens in three years, issue new biometrics card

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave government officials a three-year deadline to identify citizens through the National Population Register (NPR)….

 

Top biometrics news stories, week of June 22

Biometrics Week in Review: New biometrics testing facility, Facebook rejects biometrics, Nuance Communications, biometrics market valuation, Aadhaar and NPR, biometric…

 

Zetes provides biometric voter solution for Toga presidential election

Zetes has been awarded with a new contract with the Government of the Republic of Togo in which it will…

 

India confirms NPR as primary national identity scheme

According to India’s Home Ministry, the National Population Register (NPR) will be the new favored national identification scheme. The NPR…

 

Gov’t IT officials to meet to discuss Aadhaar’s future

According to press reports, government technology officials will meet this week to discuss the future of Aadhaar, the world’s biggest…

 

Top biometrics news stories, week of June 15

Biometrics Week in Review: Aadhaar issues, Nigeria sets guidelines for biometric databases, NSA comments on using facial recognition on American`s,…

 

Namibian Biometric Research Lab publishes list of biometric e-voting criteria ahead of presidential election

The Biometric Research Laboratory has published a list of electronic voting selection criteria, ahead of Namibia’s upcoming biometric election. According…

 

Biometric voter registration to be used for 2018 Pakistan election

The Election Commission of Pakistan announced last week it will began using electronic voting machines at the upcoming 2018 general…

 

Enrollment agencies in major Aadhaar dispute

Private businesses that are engaged in Aadhaar enrollment are protesting the high penalties being levied on them by the Unique…

 

Top biometrics news stories, week of June 8

Biometrics Week in Review: Apple debuts TouchID API, Facial recognition 30% more accurate, NEC launches MAG1C, facial recognition vending machines,…

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