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Gemalto to provide voter biometric authentication for Philippines elections

Monday 13 May 2019 | 11:59 CET | News
The Philippines' COMELEC (Commission on Elections) will rely on Gemalto and its partner Nextix to enable biometric authentication of voters for the elections taking place in the country on 13 May. The Electoral commission started testing the system earlier this year to reduce fraud, relying on automated fingerprint verification to identify voters. To this end, staff at polling stations have been trained to use fingerprint scanners, also known as voter registration verification tablets. Gemalto will provide COMELEC with 30,000 of these biometric tablets as part of the contract. 

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Companies: Gemalto
Countries: Philippines
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