Biometrics in Elections

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1 Feb 2011

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This report will cover lessons learned from registration projects around the globe. Every country is unique and there is no single best solution that applies everywhere. The specific context in which each country conducts a registration, including the history of identification and past elections, must be taken into consideration when planning any new registration activities. There is however commonalities between registration exercises across countries and continents from which valuable lessons can be drawn, both about what has gone wrong and what has gone right.

Without in any way claiming to understand all intricacies of the context in Georgia after only four days on the ground, this report will attempt to provide some guidance on what options might be worth exploring further and what risk various options may entail.

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