Voter Registration System
Voter Registration for Web-Based or Centralized National Election with Optional Biometric Capturing and Authentication
AVANTE Voter Registration includes the following components and functions:
- Voter Registration Kiosk for Capturing Digital Facial Image, Fingerprints and/or Dynamic Digital Signature
- User-Friendly Interface based on Windows operation environment or .NET framework web-based interfaces for direct capturing of personal and demographic data, digital facial image, fingerprints and/or dynamic digital signature:
- Printer to print real-time registration records or temporary card, including personal and demographic data, digital facial image, fingerprints and/or digitized signature.
- Multi-color card printing with or without holograms with personal and demographic data, digital facial image, fingerprints and/or digitized signature along with 1-D and2-D barcode and RFID smart card.
REGISTRATION-TRAKKER™: A Voter Registration System with optional Web-based and/or Biometric Authentication
(US Patents: 7,635,088; 7,635,087; 7,614,553; 6,892,944; 7,036,730; 7,077,313; 7,422,150; 7,431,209; 6,973,581; 7,197,167; and pending patents: 11/709,449; and others)
Finally, a registration system can be either totally automatic data capturing with advanced OMR-ICR technology or one that is completely paperless and yet accessible to all voters.
AVANTE provided part of the registration systems for the biometric voter registration exercise of the 2011 Nigeria General election. The successful implementation of this exercise by INEC management provided the foundation of the success of the General Elections.
Using this patented system, AVANTE’s REGISTRATION-TRAKKER™ allows the county, state or province and country to have all of their registration information in an easy to retrieve fully electronic database. There is no longer need to transcribe paper registration or to scan in signatures. All of this data is secure, sortable, searchable, and if necessary portable. One CD-ROM can hold the hashed and encrypted information of over 1 million voters!
A complete and accurate voters list is the starting point of a credible election. An election that is credible must prevent voters from voting more than once and unregistered voters from voting. The use of biometrics for automatic de-duplication, verification and authentication at the point-of-counting represents the best solution in ensuring elections with highest integrity and is a patented solution of AVANTE.
The following are the OMR-ICR based solution that incorporates biometrics for voter authentication and de-cuplication:
Key Technologies and Benefits
An Online or Onsite Real Time Secure Voter Registration System Designed for both onsite and on-line access to a central database with 128-bit security encryption or operated off line with periodic data downloads. One can use mobile computers such as a standard notebook with a printer and special signature pad.
Saves Voter Registration Costs and Errors
Reduces the need for clerical staff that manually types voter information, scans the voter’s signature and inserts the information into the database to create the voter log. Eliminates employee overtime costs and data entry concerns.
Dramatically Reduces Human Error
Reduces or eliminates the need to transcribe data and provides for timely management of massive last minute voter registration.
Optional Biometric Capturing, Template Forming for Authentication and Verification
For the countries where physical biometrics may be used for identification and authentication, biometrics such as fingerprints, facial picture and dynamic digital signature are useful means for both verification and authentications. AVANTE solution incorporated all of the capturing, template forming and matching applications of voters for improving the voting integrity.
Uses a Unique Numbering System and 128 Bit Encryption Technology
Reduces the signature of an individual voter to less than 500 bytes, and in most cases to less than 300 bytes of memory while ensuring data security. A complete Voter Log can be stored on a CD for remote site storage.
Low Cost, Easy to Use Voter Signature Digitizer Pad
Easy to use interface. Just sign the registration form with the Signature Pad and submit and print out your voter registration form along with the digitized signature and special serial reference number. Your Registration is Complete!
AVANTE patented verifiable voting solutions with proven accuracy are configured with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware of computers, printers, and document imaging scanners with flexibility to accommodate election and voting methods of:
- Counting voters marked ballots in precinct under public observation
- Counting voters marked ballots in counting centers with specific and limited precincts under public observation
- Counting voter marked and mailed-in ballots in central counting headquarters under public observation
- Counting ballots marked by automatic “ballot-marking-devices” under public observation
- Automatic “ballot marking devices” as “direct recording electronics”(DRE) with “voter-verified paper ballots”
These patented solutions are developed and proven with the most stringent accuracy and integrity requirements in mind to accommodate the spectrum of complex elections in USA, South America and others as well as more common and simpler parliamentary and presidential elections in Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia.
A totally automatic data capturing from voter completed forms with or without staff assistance:
AVANTE patented advanced OMR registration forms ensure quick and accurate data capturing before acquisition of biometric fingerprints, digital facial images and/or dynamic or digitized signature.
With the implementation of the biometric voter registration in the 2011 Nigerian General Elections, voter lists can be published after verification and thus ensure the integrity of voting. Only those registered and authenticated voters are allowed to vote in the election that was generally viewed as the most credible elections in Nigerian history.