Elections

Biometric systems are being increasingly deployed to ensure a fair and efficient election. These systems include solutions for voter registration, voting, tallying and identification. Common modalities include fingerprint recognition, palm vein recognition, iris recognition and facial recognition.

 

India launches crowd-sourced election roll update

The Indian Election Commission’s crowd-sourced electoral roll update, the Electors Verification Programme (EVP), has launched across the country, with the…

 

Afghanistan electoral commission reports progress updating biometric devices

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan says that the process of installing new software for biometric elections-control devices has…

 

Afghanistan biometric voter kits need last-minute upgrade as process criticized

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan says it will install new software on the 39,544 biometric devices from Dermalog…

 

Aadhaar biometric authentication: no for social media, yes for targeted benefits, maybe for elections

Government ID, including biometric Aadhaar accounts, cannot be required for social media and email accounts, according to a court decision…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

Third-party audit shows no discrepancies in biometric remote voting with Voatz app

A third-party audit of voting using the biometric Voatz app for elections in Denver has been completed by the National…

 

Veridos selected to provide 74M biometric voter ID cards for Mexico

The Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) has awarded Veridos a contract to design and produce more than 74 million biometric…

 

Utah County third jurisdiction to pilot Voatz’ biometric elections app

Voatz has signed up Utah County for its biometric-backed mobile voting service to allow religious missionaries and active-duty military personnel…

 

Iraq extends biometric voter registration for IDPs

The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq has extended the biometric voter card registration period for internally displaced persons (IDPs)…

 

Afghanistan approves $15M purchase of 17,865 biometric devices for upcoming elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has approved funding to deploy biometric devices to ensure the integrity of the country’s upcoming…

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