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.

 

Harmful application of deepfakes ‘growing rapidly online,’ new report warns

As California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation banning distribution of deepfake videos and pictures of political candidates within 60 days…

 

West Virginia Secretary of State vows security of biometric mobile voting process

West Virginia Secretary of State “Mac” Warner has noted the value of multiple layers of biometric security in a statement…

 

Election Boards deploy BIO-key biometrics to authenticate poll workers and volunteers

BIO-key revealed today that more County Election Boards in Florida have selected its biometric authentication solutions to enhance the identification…

 

Afghanistan biometric voting improved but imperfect

The people of Afghanistan have voted in Presidential elections using biometric voter authentication systems intended to prevent voter fraud and…

 

Onfido to deliver biometric identity verification for Agora’s online voting platform

Onfido has teamed up with Agora to develop frictionless biometric e-voting through blockchain and AI technologies that would guarantee user…

 

Concern over deepfakes, social media attitudes grows ahead of US elections

As the 2020 US presidential election inches closer, new efforts are underway to fight what’s expected to be an increase…

 

Afghanistan races to train election employees on biometric devices

Nearly 100,000 contracted employees of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan are in training to use biometric fingerprint scanners…

 

Update of biometric voting devices by Afghan officials incomplete as election nears

Several election observers and officials from political parties in Afghanistan say the country’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has failed to…

 

Bangladesh to use biometrics to prevent refugee voting fraud

The Election Commission of Bangladesh has introduced a separate server to collect personal and biometric fingerprint information of people in…

 

India launches crowd-sourced election roll update

The Indian Election Commission’s crowd-sourced electoral roll update, the Electors Verification Programme (EVP), has launched across the country, with the…

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