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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.

 

Nigeria’s electoral commission pushes biometric voter registration deadline to 31 July

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) has set 31 July, 2022, as the deadline for the continuous biometric…

 

Kenya to use biometrics first, ID number second for voter verification in August election

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has determined that voters’ identities will be verified for eligibility in the upcoming…

 

Nigerian courts blocks deadline for biometric voter registration

Voter registration will continue in Nigeria, after a Federal High Court blocked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from implementing…

 

CloudWalk has Zimbabwean’s face biometrics, but trust in voter roll still lacking

Step by slow step, China’s facial recognition firm CloudWalk Technology is getting nearer to a database of all Zimbabwean registered…

 

As biometric voter registration increases, Brookings looks to India for lessons

The proposed integration of the Aadhaar biometric national ID and India’s voter registration database will set an important precedent for…

 

Pangea wins Jamaican multimodal biometric voter registry contract

Israel-based Pangea has won a contract to supply technology to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica to support the establishment and…

 

Fears for a safe 2022 election in Kenya as investigation paints murky picture of EC, Idemia

An investigation into the events surrounding recent elections in Kenya provides a bleak outlook for this August’s general election. More…

 

Jamaica picks Thales to upgrade voter identification system with biometrics

Thales has been hired to modernize Jamaica’s electronic voter ID system, strengthening voter identification and authentication with fingerprint biometrics, reports…

 

Nigeria suspends biometric voter registration June 30, to improve ABIS system

The chairman of Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that the biometric Continuous Voter Registration…

 

Kenyans called upon to verify entries as biometric voter registration nears end

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) says it is suspending the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous…

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