Monday, April 12, 2010

Kenya kicks off e-voter registration

Kenya kicks off e-voter registration:

A new system to register voters electronically that will be carried out by the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) starts Monday.

The ten-day electronic voter registration will take place in 18 selected Kenya constituencies and involves the capture of an individual's biometric features such as face recognition and fingerprint.

A special camera and thumb print reader will be required to carry out the registration, which will uniquely identify a person and thus eliminate cases of cheating.

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