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UK’s photo ID requirement for voting stirs backlash against government

The UK is planning to introduce mandatory photo identification for voters during national elections for the first time this year….


South Africa fixes date for final round of voter registration ahead of 2024 general polls

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (EC) has fixed February 3 and 4, 2024 as date for the final round…


Advocacy grows for Nigeria to tidy up voter register, accept ID cards for voting

A former Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has highlighted the need for the country…


Fully digital election with biometric remote voting planned for United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is introducing remote online voting with its Federal National Council elections scheduled for October 7, 2023….


Report finds voter ID system in England led to racial and disability discrimination

According to an inquiry by Members of Parliament, the new voter ID rule, which was first put into practice in…


Ex-NADRA chair argues more biometrics use can greatly improve Pakistan’s elections

A former Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA), Tariq Malik, has posited that the deployment…


Guyana elections chair criticized for contradictory remarks on digital fingerprinting

A former member of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) Vincent Alexander has described as “ominous” recent comments from the chairperson…


North Macedonia politician in biometric software scandal sentenced to 8 years

A court in Northern Macedonia has handed over an eight-year prison sentence to the country’s former general secretary Draghi Rashovski…


Colombia adds biometrics to election process, Guyana presses on with the current system

Colombia has launched a biometric web platform for candidates registering to participate in its upcoming 2023 territorial elections, which will…


Papua New Guinea could be heading for a country-wide digital identity system ‘by 2025’

Papua New Guinea could be heading for a country-wide digital identity system by 2025 according to statements from two of…

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