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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.

 

Zimbabwe begins biometric voter drive to determine constituency sizes for 2023 polls

A biometric voter registration process to guide the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on a planned delimitation exercise in September ahead…

 

Britain proposes path to free Voter Card, digital identity potential for polls

A paper published by the UK government outlines what will be accepted as photographic identity at future elections in Great Britain,…

 

Kenya sets date for last phase biometric voter registration ahead of August polls

In under a week, the second and final phase of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration (ECVR) in Kenya will kick…

 

Facial recognition thermometer procurement saga in Liberia continues

The Chairperson of Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) Davidetta Browne Lansanah is facing a writ of arrest after being indicted…

 

Nigeria may need 200K biometric voter verification devices

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to use up to 200,000 Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) devices to run…

 

India’s cabinet okays proposal to have Aadhaar biometrics linked with voter IDs

A proposed bill seeking to reform certain provisions of India’s electoral law, dubbed the Representation of the People Act, is…

 

Committee urges UK gov to halt voter ID bill as requirement could reduce turnout

The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC), a group of cross-party MPs, has urged the government to stop…

 

Liberia continues push to introduce biometrics in next general elections

Plans by Liberia to introduce biometric technology in the country’s next general elections in 2023 have again been highlighted with…

 

Nigeria state election suffers biometric voter verification failures, polls declared inconclusive

The governorship election in Nigeria’s Anambra state on November 6 was seriously affected by failure of the biometric voter accreditation…

 

Australia voter ID transformation proposed, risks disenfranchizing voters

The Australian government is following the UK government in proposing new laws around voter identity authentication at election polling stations…

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