The Malaysian Election Commission (EC) is considering utilizing a biometric solution for voter verification in general elections, according to a FutureGov article.
While commission officials acknowledge the benefit of having transparency and curbing repeat voters, they are approaching the idea cautiously due to the high cost associated with such a system.
Despite their interest in new technologies, EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof maintains that the existing system is still relevant and operating as it should.
The Malaysian EC first brought up the idea of fingerprint-based voting registration and verification systems in 2009 to prevent voter identity fraud and repeat voters, since then, however they have started looking into other biometric systems that would enable biometric identity verification for those without fingers so that all 11.82 million registered voters could make use of the system.
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