Identity Management Based on Frontal Facial Recognition for Voters Register in Zambia

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Lubasi K. Musambo Jackson Phiri

Abstract

Biometric technology offers a great opportunity to identify individuals, authenticate individuals and separate individuals. Using these advantages, an election or voting model can be developed to perform elections for a country such as Zambia. Zambia currently uses a manual based voting or election model that heavily relies on paper presented documents that must be physically verified and or matched to existing prior collected information before an individual is allowed to participate in an election or a voting system. This paper proposes a frontal facial election based biometric model that can be used to rid the current election system of redundancy and introduce a paperless, accurate and efficient identification, authentication and voting process. A baseline study conducted shows that biometric authentication based on this proposed model improves a work related process such as a voting system. We start by introducing the elements that make a biometric model ideal, we then give an insight into the Zambian based election system and then we review various biometric technologies available and then finally introduce our biometric model.

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MUSAMBO, Lubasi K.; PHIRI, Jackson. Identity Management Based on Frontal Facial Recognition for Voters Register in Zambia. Zambia ICT Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 28-39, mar. 2019. ISSN 2616-2156. Available at: <http://ictjournal.icict.org.zm/index.php/zictjournal/article/view/73>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2019.
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