GenKey enrols 24 m biometric voters in Tanzania
30 November 2015 11:08 GMT

Dutch biometric election firm GenKey has enrolled 24 million eligible Tanzanian voters biometrically in the country’s Permanent Voter Register (PVR) ahead of an upcoming national vote.

The solutions used to enrol the Tanzanians include GenKey’s Voter ID Management Solution (SPiRE), its Automated Biometric Identification Solution (ABIS) for deduplication, and its Adjudication solution.

GenKey’s biometric-based deduplication solution was selected to ensure that each voter is enrolled only once. The GenKey SPiRE Voter ID Management Solution provides the facility to set up and maintain the electoral landscape, upload and manage the voter registration data and compiling an accurate and credible voter register.

“With large-scale biometric deployments throughout the world, we are delighted to also assist the National Election Committee of Tanzania in this important project to ensure credible and transparent elections”, says Michiel van der Veen, CEO of GenKey.

For this project, GenKey is a subcontractor to Lithotech Exports of South Africa, the company that was awarded the contract by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Tanzania.

Last Week, GenKey also revealed that it has deployed a biometric identity management solution for the National Hospital Insurance Fund in Kenya.