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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 INEC sued to allow biometric authentication of voters without voter cards

Nigerian businessman Dr. Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh is asking a federal high court in Abuja to declare that the Independent National…

 

Kenyan election’s poll-day success belies suspicion of Smartmatic biometric voter kits

Ahead of a court challenge of the results of Kenya’s recent election, African publication The Elephant examined the role of…

 

Guyana election official pushes for introduction of biometric voter verification

A member of the Guyana Electoral Commission (GECOM) has submitted a motion to the electoral body asking it to make…

 

Voters face biometric verification kit glitches in Kenya elections, failures ‘not widespread’

Many Kenyans, both ordinary and high-profile voters, were unable to cast their ballots in time at some polling stations during…

 

U-turn on manual registers alongside biometric verification kits in Kenyan general elections

Printed manual voter registers are being used alongside biometric kits to authenticate the identity of millions of Kenyans who are…

 

India removes 9.8M entries from voter roll after biometric, demographic deduplication

A biometric de-duplication exercise carried out by the Election Commission of India (ECI) has found almost 10 million duplicate entries…

 

Nigerian group calls for extension as up to 11M fail to complete biometric voter registration

Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is facing heat from civil society groups to extend once more the deadline for…

 

India to attempt to deduplicate electoral roll via ‘voluntary’ Aadhaar-voter ID link

A campaign to encourage all voters in India to link their voter ID to their Aadhaar accounts, aimed at aiding…

 

Nigeria’s electoral commission pushes biometric voter registration deadline to 31 July

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) has set 31 July, 2022, as the deadline for the continuous biometric…

 

Kenya to use biometrics first, ID number second for voter verification in August election

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has determined that voters’ identities will be verified for eligibility in the upcoming…

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