The use of facial recognition technology from Innovatrics in Guinea’s biometric voter registration program has allowed the system to be reused for the upcoming Presidential election.
Head of Government Solutions Matus Kapusta explained how the company was contracted by Guinea’s Commission Electoral Nationale Independante (CENI), and its work to maintain the trustworthiness of the democratic system with biometrics. Guinea’s electoral system includes an automated biometric identification system (ABIS) for fingerprint and face biometrics and reporting for the central voter’s registry, as well as a voter ID card for each of the country’s 7 million eligible voters. Enrollment took roughly 20 days, with 4,000 mobile stations, according to Kapusta, followed by a biometric deduplication process.
Innovatrics has also provided biometric voter registration technology to Burkina Faso and other biometric systems to countries including Nigeria and Indonesia. The company provided a fingerprint voter registration system for a previous voter registration exercise in Guinea in 2015, and in 2019 was selected to provide a solution including software for enrollment stations and the central site. The solution is being reused for upcoming Presidential elections in October 2020.
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