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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.

 

Uganda gets 38,500 biometric voter verification devices for Thursday’s polls

The electoral commission of Uganda says it has procured 38,500 SmartMatic biometric voter verification machines (BVVMs) at a cost of…

 

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

 

Iraq replaces outdated biometric voter cards for 2021 election

The Iraqi High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced the cancellation of voter cards issued between 2013 and 2017 in tandem with…

 

Biometrics company that played role in Venezuela parliamentary polls blacklisted by U.S.

An Argentine biometrics company that provided equipment and other services for the organization of parliamentary polls in Venezuela early this…

 

Biometric election solution providers pitch Philippines on remote online voting systems

Biometric technology providers Voatz and Smartmatic will pitch their remote online voting systems as two of four companies being considered by the…

 

India mulls digital voter ID before assembly elections next year

The electoral commission of India is reportedly considering embarking on a project to digitize photo ID cards to provide a…

 

Ghana opposition warns EC tampering with biometric voter verification devices

Ghana’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed concerns that the Electoral Commission (EC) is trying to tamper with the biometric…

 

Biometric verification expected to quicken voting and results in Ghana elections

The electoral commission (EC) in Ghana is bullish that the quality of the biometric verification machines being used in today’s…

 

Any online voting system requires robust digital identity

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted citizens to worry about whether…

 

Biometric voter verifications for Guinea’s elections secured with IB fingerprint scanners

Integrated Biometrics (IB) says its Kojak PL fingerprint scanners adopted by Innovatrics in the biometric enrollment process for elections in…

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