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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…

 

Aadhaar set to expand by 900K with court order to include sex workers

Sex workers in India should be brought into the remit of government services with voter and ration cards and Aadhaar…

 

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…

 

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…

 

UK government offering multimillion-pound contracts for digital voter ID services

The British government’s Electoral Integrity Programme has launched procurement exercises for developing digital services for identity verification and issuance of…

 

India tests mobile voting, arranges Aadhaar hackathon – both spell controversy

India is testing biometric, blockchain-based mobile phone voting for the first time in the hope of increasing turnout and reducing…

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