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Philippines rejects voter registration deadline extension, upgrades IT systems

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines has denied a possible extension to the biometric voter registration procedures beyond…

Sep 30, 2022

Panel probes future potential of face biometrics for elections, DNA for civil registries

Biometrics applications could look quite different five years from now, with different modalities used in elections and civil registries, and…

Aug 22, 2022

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…

Aug 10, 2022

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…

Feb 15, 2021

Smartmatic wins Albania biometric voter registration contract with lone bid

Smartmatic will implement biometric identification technology in Albania’s April elections this year via a US$20 million contract with the Central…

Jan 15, 2021

Biometric voting machine failures isolated incidents, Uganda’s Electoral Commission says

An unknown number of biometric voter verification machines being used in Uganda’s election failed to verify the identity of people…

Jan 12, 2021

Uganda gets 38,500 biometric voter verification devices for Thursday’s polls

The electoral commission of Uganda says it has procured 38,500 SmartMatic biometric voter verification machines (BVVMs) at a cost of…

Jan 8, 2021

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

Dec 17, 2020

Biometric election solution providers pitch Philippines on remote online voting systems

Biometric technology providers Voatz and Smartmatic will pitch their remote online voting systems as two of four companies being considered by the…

Nov 16, 2020

Iraq draws closer to biometrics-backed elections in 2021 with 16M voter cards issued

Biometric cards which will be required to vote in Iraq’s upcoming elections have been distributed to 13 million eligible voters,…

Sep 27, 2020

Smartmatic wins Uganda biometric voter registration kit contract with $22.4M bid

After last week’s special report on Nigeria and Ghana, we cast our biometrics news net across the African continent again…

Feb 1, 2019

Smartmatic extends global footprint for election automation technology

Smartmatic has announced deals with several high-profile clients in different geographic markets among its highlights in 2018, extending its global…

Apr 25, 2017

Smartmatic app uses facial recognition to make voting more accessible

Smartmatic has developed a facial recognition-based app that allows people to register for elections and vote by taking a selfie…

Oct 18, 2016

Smartmatic intros online voting solution with facial recognition

Smartmatic is introducing secure online voting solution with facial recognition that verifies the voter’s identity with a selfie. The solution…

Mar 20, 2016

Biometrics and border management, voice, fingerprint and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Border management…

Mar 17, 2016

Smartmatic CEO responds to Obama’s call for e-voting

Smartmatic’s CEO, Antonio Mugica, has expressed his support for President Obama’s call to action to make online voting, or e-voting,…

Feb 7, 2016

Uganda’s EC begins training staff to use biometric voter identification system

NTV is reporting that Uganda’s Electoral Commission has begun training staff to use the new biometric voter identification system and…

Dec 8, 2015

Positive results for biometrics-based voting platform in Venezuelan elections

Smartmatic announced that its biometrics-based automated voting platform achieved positive results in Venezuela’s recent parliamentary elections. The company, which has…

Nov 28, 2014

Smartmatic spins off new parent company, SGO, with British lord

Biometrics voting technology provider Smartmatic announced it has launched its new venture, SGO, which will evolve the business beyond election…

May 9, 2013

Smartmatic appoints Marco Hubert as president of EMEA operations

Smartmatic has announced the appointment of Marco Huberts as its new President of its European, Middle East and African operations (EMEA)….

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