Issue #03 December 2022

the Vote

How countries all over the world utilise biometrics to cultivate democracy
Elections without trust undermine every other process within a country. But what does the term “trusted elections” mean for different countries around the world?  And can technology, if applied properly, substantially strengthen trust in electoral processes and reinforce democracy?

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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A new rubric about UX design
The Biometric UXtra
The Biometric UXtra

How Small Changes Help Onboard More Customers

Improving the user experience (UX) in the onboarding process is not about making things look good. It’s about getting more customers to happily complete the process.

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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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