Ipsidy Tech Enables Biometric De-Duplication of Voter Rolls Ahead of Zimbabwe Election

“The biometric authentication will revolve around fingerprint recognition, with citizens’ prints compared against a national biometric voter database established in the past year to enable de-duplication and assist in adjudication of the rolls.”

Ipsidy Tech Enables Biometric De-Duplication of Voter Rolls Ahead of Zimbabwe Election

Ipsidy has been contracted to provide biometric technology to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for use in a general election to be held this year, the company has announced.

The company’s IDSearch/IMS Biometric Voter Registry solution will be used to confirm citizens for voter rolls. The biometric authentication will revolve around fingerprint recognition, with citizens’ prints compared against a national biometric voter database established in the past year to enable de-duplication and assist in adjudication of the rolls.

ZEC announced its plans to employ biometrics in voter roll registration near the start of last year, with the head of the commission asserting at the time that it had already received proposals from 12 companies and would invite three of them to demonstrate their technologies for the commission. The selection of Ipsidy is thus the product of what appears to have been an intensive selection process.

In a statement announcing the contract, Ipsidy CTO Thomas Szoke said it “represents the continued recognition of the efficacy and value of Ipsidy’s identification platform, software and services in the African election market.”

The news comes soon after Ipsidy’s announcement that it had acquired a new distribution partner for the Latin American market, suggesting, together with Ipsidy’s Zimbabwe news, a growing international presence.

March 16, 2018 – by Alex Perala