IT Assist Labs — Biometric elections in Malawi
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Biometric elections in Malawi

Biometric elections in Malawi

In 2008 Malawi had to hold democratic presidential elections. One of the most important drawbacks was the total lack of personal identity documents among the population as well as voter roll not reflecting actual demographic statistics for the country. That made almost impossible to let the elections to be legitimate due to difficulty of ensuring that each voter casts the vote only one time. Malawi government has decided to prepare new voters' cards for next year's elections.
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In order to ensure that each individual voter is registered once and there is no ghost voters all registered people were to be biometrically verified for uniqueness. The 2008 elections used biometric data and equipment to match the identity of voters to a database on eligible voters. These measures strengthened the credibility and legitimacy of the elections thus reducing the prospects for post-election conflict.

ID Solutions was awarded a contract to supply AFIS software to process up to 6 million people.

ITA Labs as R&D department of ID Solutions, Inc. has successfully implemented integration software for ID Solutions as well as a new version of ID Solutions AFIS to adapt it for specific project requirements and needs.



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