Ipsidy wins Zimbabwe election contract
13 August 2018 14:23 GMT

Ipsidy has inked a contract with Zimbabwe’s Electoral Commission to introduce its biometric fingerprint-matching voter registry system in the country’s general elections to be held this summer.

The company won a competitive international tender for the use of this sort of technology after Zimbabwe’s Electoral Commission set out to search for a system which uses algorithms to make sure voter rolls are accounted for properly and not subject to duplication.

The introduction of Ipsidy’s system will allow Zimbabwe to conform to national and international election standards.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by the ZEC to provide this critical solution, ahead of all competitors under the tender,” said Thomas Szoke, chief technology officer, in a statement.

“This award represents the continued recognition of the efficacy and value of Ipsidy’s identification platform, software and services in the African election market.”

General elections to elect Zimbabwe’s president and members of parliament are set to be held in Zimbabwe before the end of August. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is the current president of Zimbabwe, having replaced Robert Mugabe, who resigned last November.