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Zimbabwe to use fingerprint ID technology for its 2018 general elections

by Staff reporter
26 Mar 2018 at 19:36hrs | Views
Zimbabwe's government has announced that it has awarded and signed the contract for the supply of the fingerprint biometric identity solution with an American company, Ipsidy.

The de-duplication hardware and software solution to be supplied by Ipsidy will include an Automated Fingerprint Identification System ("AFIS") which will be used in Zimbabwe's upcoming 2018 general elections.

Ipsidy was selected following an international tender to provide de-duplication, adjudication, and voter roll publication services. The contract was awarded and signed by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

Ipsidy says its solution is an integrated IDSearch/IMS Biometric Voter Registry solution powered by its AFIS technology and workflow management capabilities.

The solution will now be used in Zimbabwe to produce the required voter rolls from its national biometric voter database that was apparently established during 2017. It will provide automated voter roll publication conforming to Zimbabwe and international election standards.

The integrity of the voter roll will be underpinned by the accuracy of the Ipsidy de-duplication algorithms and the adjudication processes.

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