Electoral Commission Of Ghana Hosts Conference On Using Biometrics For Election Management

The Association of African Election Authorities (AAEA) is currently hosting a three-day conference dedicated to applying and sustaining biometric technology in election management in Africa, according to a report by VibeGhana.com. Held July 21 to 23, the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) is hosting the conference which is being attended by representatives of electoral management […]

Kenya’s Biometric Registration Campaign Sparks Concerns Over Transparency

Nairobi, Kenya — As part of its ongoing efforts to improve security, the Kenyan government announced plans to register and collect biometric data on all citizens age 12 and older by the end of 2014. But not everyone thinks the ambitious plan is achievable or transparent in its objectives. Deputy President William Ruto announced the […]

Electoral Commission Of Ghana Upgrades Biometric Verification Machines

The Electoral Commission of Ghana says it has successfully upgraded the Biometric Verification Machines used in the 2012 general elections to prevent them from shutting down unexpectedly. EC director of training Augustine Okrah recently spoke about the upgrade of the machines at the Regional Consultative Forum on the Public Elections Regulations (C.I.75), explaining that “once […]

INDIA: VMukti Bags EC Order For Tablet-Based Video Surveillance Device At Polling Booths

In a first, Ahmedabad, India-based VMukti Solutions has bagged an order from Election Commission and other security agencies to supply customized tablets for video surveillance of polling booths in seven Indian states. Using its remote video streaming solutions along with its bandwidth aggregator technology, VMukti will provide cloud-based video surveillance and streaming of polling booths […]