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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.

 

Albania to roll out biometric voter identification system, maybe not in time for next elections

Despite an agreement to use biometric identification in Albania, it may not be in the cards for the next elections…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

 

GOP uses Voatz mobile app with blockchain and biometrics for Utah primary nominees

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gathering, Voatz blockchain biometric voting app was the official voting channel during Utah’s Republican…

 

Coronavirus becomes Africa’s new biometric election registration variable, Côte d’Ivoire ID signup slow

Biometric voter registers require biometric voter registration. Neighboring Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are both due to go to biometrically secured…

 

Biometrics in Africa this week: Idemia suspension in Kenya overturned, local solutions sought for cybercrime

Kenya’s biometric past and present are covered this week from multiple angles. Its electoral commission will continue to use the…

 

Guinea updates voter roll with Innovatrics biometrics in just six months

A biometric electoral register has been deployed for upcoming Guinea parliamentary elections with Innovatrics technology and support applied to meet…

 

HackerOne divorces itself from Voatz following months of disputes with researchers

For the first time since HackerOne – a bug-bounty-hosting platform which employs “ethical hackers” to find and fix exploitable vulnerabilities…

 

Third-party Voatz security assessment says third of findings were ‘high severity’

Trail of Bits has performed the first-ever “white-box” security assessment of the Voatz biometric voting platform, with access to the…

 

HSB Identification takes over Chad biometric electoral register contract from Idemia ahead of 2020 vote

Chad will hold national elections this year, and the country’s Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) has selected HSB Identification to…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: coronavirus fallout, startup funding, Ghana electoral register

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, some African institutions are reacting by suspending fingerprint-based biometric access and attendance systems in the…

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