elections

Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

“Voters in the country will be required submit their fingerprints to the Election Commission, and EVM operators will issue unique passwords to voters, which will be used in combination with fingerprint recognition for voter authentication.” Biometric technology from Crossmatch is poised to play an important role in an upcoming parliamentary election in Bangladesh. The company…

BIO-key Tech to Help Secure Elections in Florida

BIO-key Tech to Help Secure Elections in Florida

“We believe BIO-key’s unique, cost effective blend of software and hardware biometric solutions represents a very attractive option for all jurisdictions seeking to enhance the security of their electoral process.” BIO-key is going into politics: The company has announced that its biometric technology has been embraced by two County Election Boards in Florida to improve…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

The government biometrics sector never stops growing, and accordingly this has been a very eventful Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. We’ve spent the last four weeks traversing this hugely diverse market area, delivering breaking news, live interviews, and deep analysis. And we capped it all off by attending a major industry event and organizing the…

DHS, FBI, Facebook, and Microsoft Collaborate to Fight Election Hacking

DHS, FBI, Facebook, and Microsoft Collaborate to Fight Election Hacking

The Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Facebook, and Microsoft together made unlikely partners in a recent joint briefing to the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors. The briefing revolved around the efforts taken by these organizations to prevent the kind of meddling seen…

Biometric Voter Registration Underway in Mozambique

Biometric Voter Registration Underway in Mozambique

“Laxton emphasized the complexity of the project in its announcement, noting that its target is to register 8.5 million Mozambican voters across 10 provinces and 129 districts.” Identity solutions firm Laxton is supplying biometric voter registration technology for upcoming municipal elections in Mozambique, the company has announced. That isn’t all it’s providing, with the company…

Neurotechnology Uncovers Millions of Duplicate Records for Congo Election Commission

Neurotechnology Uncovers Millions of Duplicate Records for Congo Election Commission

“The company also applied biometric age analysis technology to the facial records to flag the records of registered voters who may have been underage, leading to the confirmation of 900,000 noncompliant voter records.” Neurotechnology has made a considerable impact in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s democratic process. The company has announced that its multimodal…

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Iris ID‘s Vice President of Global Business Development and Sales, Mohammed Murad. The conversation begins on the topic of the recent Somaliland presidential election, in which Iris ID biometric technology played a crucial role, and how the success of that deployment will positively affect the iris biometrics industry…

Year in Review 2017: Smartmatic’s Samira Saba on the Rise of Biometric Elections

Year in Review 2017: Smartmatic’s Samira Saba on the Rise of Biometric Elections

Headquartered in London, Smartmatic is a specialist in digital elections technology with offices across the globe. True to form, 2017 saw the company bringing its biometric technology to a diverse range of clients across Sierra Leone, Armenia, Estonia, and Argentina. In her interview with FindBiometrics, Smartmatic Integrated Communications Director Samira Saba starts things off with…

Blockchain-, Biometrics-Based e-Voting Platform Generates VC Excitement

Blockchain-, Biometrics-Based e-Voting Platform Generates VC Excitement

A startup developing an electronic voting platform based on biometrics and blockchain has received some considerable backing in venture capital. Boston-based Voatz has announced that it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding from an investment round led by Medici Ventures with contributions from Oakhouse Partners and the Urban Innovation Fund. The Voatz platform is…

Stakeholders Celebrate Success of Biometric Election in Somaliland

Stakeholders Celebrate Success of Biometric Election in Somaliland

“In addition to being effective, Iris ID’s technology was also found to be highly efficient.” Various stakeholders are celebrating the successful use of iris recognition technology in Somaliland’s recent presidential election. Authorities used technology provided by Iris ID to register voters ahead of the November election, and to weed out duplicates. Now, Somaliland Press reports…

Somaliland Uses Iris Recognition for Presidential Election

Somaliland Uses Iris Recognition for Presidential Election

“…the successful use of iris recognition for voter registration can be seen as a means of building trust, not just among citizens but in the wider international community.” Somaliland has just become the first state in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election. The election took place on November 13th, after numerous…

Elyctis Tech Supports Latest Kyrgyzstan Election

Elyctis Tech Supports Latest Kyrgyzstan Election

Kyrgyzstan has just concluded another biometric election, and Elyctis technology played a crucial role, the company has announced. More than 5,000 Elyctis ID BOX One readers were deployed at polling stations across the country for last month’s presidential election. The devices are designed to automatically read data from voter ID documents, and to compare it…

Safran Identity & Security to Provide Biometric Tech for Kenya Elections

Safran Identity & Security to Provide Biometric Tech for Kenya Elections

“Over 45,000 MorphoTablet devices will be used to verify voter lists and to authenticate voters using both their photos and fingerprint recognition.” Kenyan authorities have selected Safran Identity & Security to provide biometric technology to be used in this year’s general elections, the company has announced. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission launched its voter…

Three Markets Where Mobile Biometrics Are Making a Difference

Three Markets Where Mobile Biometrics Are Making a Difference

Mobile biometric technology is more than just unlocking your smartphone with your fingerprint, face, or iris. Many of the same innovations that have made biometrics flexible and affordable enough to integrate into consumer-facing hardware have also allowed for strong biometric identity to become a more prominent aspect of vertical markets on a global scale. This week,…

News Roundup: The Impending Death of the Password

News Roundup: The Impending Death of the Password

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to unpack our Year in Review 2016 results—looking at the most interesting modalities and the impending death of the password—while biometric elections, innovations in mobility, and advanced security made up the bulk of the headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management:…

Biometric Election Tech Shipment Offers Reassurance in Sierra Leone

Biometric Election Tech Shipment Offers Reassurance in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone government has received a large shipment of biometric registration kits. The shipment arrived on Thursday of this week, with Minister of Internal Affairs Alfred Palo Conteh asserting that it “will send a clear and strong message to the general public that the 2018 general elections will surely take place” – a poignant…

Zimbabwe Making Tentative Progress Toward Biometric Elections

Zimbabwe Making Tentative Progress Toward Biometric Elections

Zimbabwe isn’t going to use biometrics in the country’s 2018 election general election, but is proceeding with a biometric voter registration program, reports The Herald. The clarification comes by way of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, whose chair, Justice Rita Makarau, told The Herald that the biometric registration “is going to assist us to compile a…

Kenyan Authorities Seek to Register Voters’ Biometrics Ahead of General Election

Kenyan Authorities Seek to Register Voters’ Biometrics Ahead of General Election

Authorities in Kenya are gearing up for a major biometric election. The country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has launched a month-long effort to get as many eligible voters enrolled as possible ahead of the General Election scheduled for August 8th, with incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition coalition leader Raila Odinga looking to…

Ghana Vote Illustrates Promise and Perils of Digital Democracy

Ghana Vote Illustrates Promise and Perils of Digital Democracy

Ghana has just held its third major election to feature biometric voter verification care of GenKey technology, and it’s highlighting the benefits and perils of the emerging age of digital polling. The country became the first in the world to use biometric technology to verify voters in 2012, when the technology was used in a…

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