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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.


Electoral Commission of Ghana Upgrades Biometric Verification Machines

The Electoral Commission of Ghana says it has successfully upgraded the Biometric Verification Machines used in the 2012 general elections…


Comelec switches to ten-print scanners ahead of 2016 elections, 5M voters still without biometric data

Five million voters in the Philippines still do not have registered biometric data, according to the country’s Commission on Elections….


Nigeria nixes plans for biometric election

The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission in Nigera has announced that the country will not use biometric technology for…


Nigerian engineers push for biometrics in upcoming election

Nigeria could become the next African country to use biometric technology to enroll voters and count votes on election day….


Namibia unveils biometric machine for voter registration

Namibia is planning to use a biometric voter registration system for its upcoming election and the country’s electoral commission has…


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…

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