Robert Cook, Smartmatic’s Worldwide Business Support Vice-President, spoke to FindBiometrics about the future of technology in elections.

Addressing the growing demand for technology-based solutions to improve election administration, he listed Internet voting and biometric authentication as two of the leading trends in the industry. “There is growing interest in adopting biometrics for the efficient and transparent authentication of voters. In addition, countries have realized that once a comprehensive biometric register is available, the information can be used in wide range of crucial government-related projects such as healthcare, financial, social and economic programs.”

“The Internet has brought great expectations to the elections industry. Currently, election management bodies around the world see Internet voting as a perfect substitute for postal voting; and there is little doubt that the future of elections is digital,” he added.
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Find the interview here.