Mexico awards Digimarc new voter ID contract
21 March, 2008
Digimarc Corporation, based in Beaverton, Oregon, has been awarded a contract by the Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE) of Mexico to supply tens of millions of voter identification credentials over the next four years. IFE issues photo ID cards to eligible voters for local and federal elections. The voter ID is the main form of identity for the majority of Mexico’s citizens. Under the new contract, Digimarc will continue to supply all voter ID card materials and a number of new security features (including digital watermarking), operate central issue card manufacturing facilities, and provide overall service of the system to IFE.