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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.

 

Kenya’s election commission CEO charged over biometric equipment purchase

The biometric equipment used in Kenya’s election is back in the news, as the CEO of the country’s electoral commission…

 

Ghanaian political party previously against biometrics now developing its own internal database

It has been reported that The National Democratic Congress, a major political party in Ghana will build a biometric database…

 

Solomon Islands gets biometric voter registration kits from ESI

Electoral Services International (ESI), a Canadian firm, will be responsible for the electronic biometric voter registration for the upcoming 2014 Parliamentary…

 

Malaysian government weighs biometric options for elections

The Malaysian government is actively considering swapping out its existing indelible ink system for its voter verification exercises for a…

 

Nepalese biometric voter registry reaches 12.1 million

The deadline set by the Nepalese Election Commission for biometric voter registration has now passed, and the total number of…

 

Philippines Comelec suspends biometric voter validation to build up workforce

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines has ordered that the validation of biometric voter records be stopped, but not…

 

Burkina Faso completes voter registry, Innovatrics and Gemalto technology used

The Electoral Commision in Burkina Faso has just completed its biometric voter registry, and as Innovatrics has just announced, its WebAFIS…

 

9 million voters have not registered biometrics for 2016 election: Philippine Comelec

The Commission on Elections in the Philippines (Comelec) estimates that there are over 9 million voters in the country that…

 

Morpho delivers voter ID cards to Mali, U.N. steps in to help distribute

Mali’s presidential election is nearly a month away, and Morpho has delivered the biometric voter cards to the capital, though instability…

 

80,000 voted in Ghana without biometric machines: Electoral Commision chairman

As the election petition trial continues in Ghana, the chairman of the electoral commission Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan told the Supreme…

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