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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.

 

Biometrics building trust in African elections, laws must do their part

Two-thirds of people attending ID4Africa’s ‘Building Trust in the Democratic Process’ livecast event say biometrics have improved the integrity of…

 

Countries continue to adopt biometric voter verification

Voatz is celebrating awards for its work in expanding voter participation in the United States and elsewhere through its blockchain…

 

Iraq Electoral Commission struggles with biometric voting card registration

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is struggling to keep up with biometric voter registration ahead of the autumn election,…

 

The Bahamas may not issue biometric voter cards before general election next year

A government minister says the technological upgrades that would be necessary for The Bahamas to issue biometric voters’ cards, as…

 

Biometrics partnerships and regional symbiosis driving election opportunities: Laxton

The green field opportunities for election systems in Africa allow the development of technologies more advanced than those used in…

 

Smartmatic wins Albania biometric voter registration contract with lone bid

Smartmatic will implement biometric identification technology in Albania’s April elections this year via a US$20 million contract with the Central…

 

Philippines to test biometric remote voting solutions, urged to acquire more scanners

The Commission on Elections of the Philippines (Comelec) is planning to conduct an online trial voting exercise with biometrics in…

 

Nigerians don’t need national digital ID for voter enrollment, EC says

Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that citizens do not need the national identification number (NIN) in…

 

Biometric voting machine failures isolated incidents, Uganda’s Electoral Commission says

An unknown number of biometric voter verification machines being used in Uganda’s election failed to verify the identity of people…

 

Voatz presents its 2020 biometric mobile voting balance sheet

Biometric blockchain mobile voting technology platform Voatz has affirmed that it made strides in the course of the year 2020…

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