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Biometric Voter Registration & Zimbabwe Elections – Facing the risks

The implementation of a Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system in Zimbabwe has been accepted by the majority of stakeholders as a welcome development towards the improvement of the electoral process. Most importantly because it will get rid of the old re-cycled voters’ roll which has been the centre of most electoral disputes, but also because […]

Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) in Zimbabwe: Dispelling the myths

There have been a number of publications in the local media, quoting comments from various ‘experts’, and citing developments elsewhere, using these to cast aspersions on the use of biometrics in the upcoming Zimbabwe elections.  Examples of these publications are “Red Flag over Biometric Registration” (The Herald, 11 March 20017), “France’s Cancellation of e-voting: Eye-opener […]

Biometric Elections in Zimbabwe – Managing the Risks

The intention to introduce a Biometric Voting System (BVS) in Zimbabwe for the 2018 elections by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be applauded as a step in the right direction.  The fact that the introduction of the system has been done after calls from the opposition and other experts including this author, for introduction […]