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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…

 

Afghanistan electoral commission reports progress updating biometric devices

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan says that the process of installing new software for biometric elections-control devices has…

 

Afghanistan biometric voter kits need last-minute upgrade as process criticized

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan says it will install new software on the 39,544 biometric devices from Dermalog…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for tea workers, financial inclusion with a thumbprint

A new scheme launching in Sierra Leone could rapidly increase the proportion of the population with bank accounts as set…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Third-party audit shows no discrepancies in biometric remote voting with Voatz app

A third-party audit of voting using the biometric Voatz app for elections in Denver has been completed by the National…

 

Veridos selected to provide 74M biometric voter ID cards for Mexico

The Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) has awarded Veridos a contract to design and produce more than 74 million biometric…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: fresh calls for biometric voting in Zimbabwe, self-reliance in Nigeria and a possible UN biometric anti-terrorism platform

Biometrics news span issues of self-reliance, politics and counter-terrorism across Africa this week. Nigeria and Ghana continue to make progress…

 

Iraq extends biometric voter registration for IDPs

The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq has extended the biometric voter card registration period for internally displaced persons (IDPs)…

 

Afghanistan approves $15M purchase of 17,865 biometric devices for upcoming elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has approved funding to deploy biometric devices to ensure the integrity of the country’s upcoming…

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