Elections

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.

 

Digital ID and biometrics in Africa: SIM blocks, biometric electoral roll disputes and an eKYC first for Libya

As 2019 draws to a close, Tanzania reaches – and pushes back – its December 31 biometric SIM registration after…

 

Ghana Electoral Commission proposes facial biometrics as part of voter register changes

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is changing the biometric voter registration process for the 2020 elections, adding facial recognition…

 

Dermalog biometrics catch 88,000 fraudulent votes but no results yet in Afghanistan election

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission has postponed the announcement of results in the country’s presidential election, Reuters reports, though biometric voter…

 

U.S. senator pushes for cybersecurity review of remote biometric voting app

Popular biometric remote voting application Voatz is under the radar again, after U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wrote a letter to…

 

Dermalog addresses discrepancy in Afghanistan biometric vote totals ahead of result announcement

Biometrics were used to register more than 1.9 million votes in Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, according to a letter sent…

 

Biometric mobile voting gains traction in U.S., includes disabled community

As U.S. elections next year are rapidly approaching, Jackson and Umatilla Counties in Oregon have rolled out biometric and blockchain-based…

 

FaceTec 3D face authentication to secure mobile voting with new partnership

Biometric mobile voting may be closer to reality in the U.S. and other jurisdictions, with a new partnership announced between…

 

Afghanistan determined to transfer election data from biometric devices to meet results deadline

The troubled tabulation of votes in Afghanistan’s Presidential election is drawing to a close, as the Independent Election Commission works…

 

Afghanistan Attorney General probes slow transfer of vote data from biometric devices

The Attorney General of Afghanistan will question the head of IT for the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over the agency’s…

 

Data transfer delays from biometric voting devices could push back Afghanistan results announcement

The slow transfer of data from biometric devices to a central server due to lack of internet access is raising…

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