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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.

 

Bangladesh to allow some leeway in case of biometric match failure

The Election Commission (EC) in Bangladesh has said it will allow up to 1 percent of voters in each polling…

 

Liberia’s election commission seeks clarification on biometrics procurement rerun proposal

Biometrics providers bidding on the contract for Liberia’s voter registration may get a do-over, Front Page Africa reports, with the…

 

Liberian agencies spar over alleged irregularities of biometric voter card contract decision

The review of Ekemp’s contract to provide biometric voter registry cards for Liberians continues, with back-and-forth communications between the government’s…

 

US state lawmakers look at biometrics for voting, say it’s just not ready

There are just too many fingerprints for election officials in the state of Arkansas to reliably be matched with computing…

 

Nigeria commission explains removal of voters from biometric registry and fends off rumors

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission is explaining the removal of millions of partially-registered voters from the registry as incomplete online…

 

Ekemp’s Liberian biometric voter card contract rejected by review; verbal sparring ensues

The back-and-forth continues over the procurement of biometric equipment and software to be used in Liberia’s elections, according to the…

 

Biometrics feature part of Brazil’s integrity test for voting machines

Some voting machines to be used for an integrity test ahead of general elections in Brazil will be activated with…

 

Nigeria finds more ineligible registries in latest biometric deduplication round

The latest round of biometric deduplication by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has discovered many multiple and ineligible registrations…

 

US gets involved after Ekemp tip of Liberian biometric voter card contract win

China-based biometrics firm Ekemp allegedly listed the Liberian National Elections Commission (NEC) as one of its clients for biometric voter…

 

Liberia plans biometric voter registry with enrollment beginning in December

The National Elections Commission of Liberia has announced its preliminary plans for 2023, which include transitioning from optical mark recognition…

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