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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 biometric voter system detects over 1M invalid entries

Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that more than one million enrollments on the biometric Register of Voters,…

 

Jamaica electoral body denies selling biometric data for online authentication service

Accusations of improper digital ID and biometric data sharing have been leveled against the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) after…

 

Nigerians urged to avoid last-minute rush for biometric voter registration

The Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has implored Nigerians who are yet…

 

Sierra Leone seeks supplier of biometric voter kits and system ahead of 2023 elections

The National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone has launched a tender for the design, installation and maintenance of a biometric…

 

Zimbabwe to boost biometric voter registration with issuance of 2M IDs

The second phase of a biometric voter registration process to begin on April 11 in Zimbabwe may get a big…

 

Biometrics implementations for public uses expanding in Nigeria

The use of biometrics in Nigeria, be it for the national digital ID scheme, civil service attendance and pension schemes,…

 

Zimbabwe EC urged to do more despite apparent biometric voter registration success

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has announced the enrollment of over 25,000 new registrants so far in the national biometric…

 

Nigerian EC criticized over failures of biometric kits intended for 2023 presidentials

Polls conducted last Saturday in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to elect Local Government Area executives has come under sharp…

 

India allays privacy fears as bill to link Aadhaar with voter IDs passed by parliament

There will be no interference with or access to citizens’ data either by government authorities or any third parties when…

 

Linking biometric databases is good, say India officials. Skeptics abound

Trust in biometrics systems used by the government is in short supply in some parts of India. The Indian state…

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