Issue #03 December 2022

the Vote

How countries all over the world utilise biometrics to cultivate democracy
Biometric technology helps to create elections that are democratic, trustful, inclusive and completely anonymous – the values critical to preserving freedom. But what does the term “fair elections” mean for different countries around the world? How do they overcome their unique challenges and leap into the realms of a more equal society? And can trusted digital identities help?

Jan Lunter
CEO of Innovatrics

Biometrics to the rescue: helping democracies to build elections that can be trusted

Data shows that the number of democracies in the world is shrinking. Many countries are struggling on a precarious path between democracy and autocracy, while in long-established Western democracies fears over the denial of election results are becoming more and more frequent.

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From Indonesia to Germany: why so many democracies don’t have fair elections

Election inequality and voter suppression are issues that haunt democracies around the world. But shouldn’t democracy ensure that every eligible citizen is able to cast their vote?

Behind the scenes: Safeguarding “one person, one vote” for Guinea’s 7 million registered voters

Attempts to change political regimes in African countries have often failed due to disputed elections. In Guinea, biometric technology has helped to create a reliable voters list – an essential prerequisite for legitimate elections.

Biometrics has brought faster, modernised elections to Albania

Albania revolutionised the way people vote in the country. The new system sped up the elections – reducing them from two days to just one. So how has the voting process changed?

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