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MEXICO to Biometrically Register Voters

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 02:54 PM
It has been a relatively hot topic in the news lately that in most states in the US it is not required to show any type of identification to vote. Alternatively, here is an interesting bit of news that seems to have escaped almost unnoticed over the last few days. Mexico is introducing "live scan" biometric readers for use in their federal elections.

More than 1,300 DactyScan84n have been delivered to the Mexican authorities in charge of deploying the devices throughout the country to biometrically register voters. “We are pleased to participate in this forward-looking biometric enrolment project. The initiative, currently undertaken by the Federal Election Institute, will bring enormous benefits to a vast number of Mexican voters," said Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic.

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T echnology assessment using biometrics

Is this for the good of the voting public or is this just another piece of a looming total control grid? What may come as a surprise to many is that Mexico is a leader in implementing control grid technology. Mexico is home to the societal surveillance program in Leon, Mexico.

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 02:54 PM
AUG 2010

Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls "the most secure city in the world." In a partnership with Leon -- one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million -- GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners.

"In the future, whether it's entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris," says Jeff Carter, CDO of Global Rainmakers. Before coming to GRI, Carter headed a think tank partnership between Bank of America, Harvard, and MIT. "Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years," he says.

Leon is the first step. To implement the system, the city is creating a database of irises. Criminals will automatically be enrolled, their irises scanned once convicted. Law-abiding citizens will have the option to opt-in. "There's a lot of convenience to this--you'll have nothing to carry except your eyes," says Carter, claiming that consumers will no longer be carded at bars and liquor stores. And he has a warning for those thinking of opting out: "When you get masses of people opting-in, opting out does not help. Opting out actually puts more of a flag on you than just being part of the system. We believe everyone will opt-in."[ /url]
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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 02:55 PM
why would the US take diligent steps,

when votes since JFK's assasination are fixed, anyways

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 03:04 PM

The president of Mexico received one of the more unusual gifts given by the Queen during an incoming state visit today - a copy of the classic dystopian novel 1984. At Buckingham Palace, Felipe Calderon was presented with a first edition of George Orwell's nightmarish book, which tells of a totalitarian regime and coined the concept Big Brother. The 1949 book was boxed in leather by the bindery at Windsor. A Palace spokeswoman said: "Apparently the president really admires George Orwell."

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 03:26 PM
reply to post by BiggerPicture

anyone with a little knowledge of computer systems knows they could do the whole digital voting securely and easily.

although the methods needed would instantly tap into every persons Big Brother fears.

They don't want accurate voting, from Dems using the dead, to Rep paying companys to write software to flip votes, its all rigged.

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:02 PM
Don't vote.

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:06 PM
This is really crazy and has nothing to do with the elections. Here in Mexico, so many people are illiterate that voting is done with paper ballots that just have pictures of the emblems of each party, and you just make an x on the one you like. I guess now they will just have a touchscreen like a McDonalds cash register, so any illiterate moron can just poke at the picture he likes.

Last election was totally rigged, I saw pictures and videos of thousands of paper ballots marked for PRD which is Obrador, thrown in the dumpster.

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:24 PM
There were a few stories in the South African media regarding scanners like that. They were using them at a national council to count heads in the voting of government tenders to certain contractors.
In SA tender fraud in government is a major issue, R330 000 000 just for 2011.

An invite to the vote in this particular instance was sent out to the parties involved and amongst the small print it stated that biometric certification is required.
Most voted against the contractor but their votes were not counted on technical grounds because they didnt scan at the door.
The contractor, by default, was awarded the tender...

And this is South Africa, the todlers of political espionage, coruption and white collar crimes. Entry level stuff...

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posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 05:02 PM
USA is pretty much the only country in the world that doesn't ID voters, it's insane.

I'm thinking of dropping down to the USA on November 4th to vote for Ron Paul.

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 05:10 PM
So many places in MX don't even have electricity, modern appliances or internet. This may work in largely populated cities but not in rural areas. I don't see the purpose except just as a "test". It is creepy though that this type of tracking technology is freaking happening so damn fast. The past (books, movies, ideas) has definitely predicted the future in this technological area. I never would have believed it. Black boxes in cars, cameras everywhere to record all activity, appliances that film/record you, RFID implants..... SciFi is some amazing s#t isn't it?

posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 07:08 PM
reply to post by Gridrebel

And they wrap it up in a little bow and give it to the public like a gift.

posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 11:56 AM
Here are a couple more links

Biometric register for 2012 elections is coming on: The chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Djan, has stated that the commission is vigorously going on with the processes of ensuring that it secures a biometric registration system for the 2012 general election.

Philippines OKs biometric election registration: A bill that seeks to introduce biometric identity authentication into elections in the Philippines has passed the country’s House of Representatives following a third reading, according to a Manila Bulletin article.

Brazil and Biometric Elections: The use of biometric voter verification in Brazil's national voter system began in 2008 and is scheduled to be cover all voters in 2018. Voting is compulsory in Brazil.

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Brazil and Biometric Elections: The use of biometric voter verification in Brazil's national voter system began in 2008 and is scheduled to be cover all voters in 2018. Voting is compulsory in Brazil.


The Brunei Times: The government has agreed in principle to provide allocations for the Election Commission (EC) to implement the biometric voter verification system, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said yesterday. -times/

Haiti's Biometric Elections: In order to vote, every Haitian over the age of eighteen must register for a new national identification card, which will replace previous forms of identification. After the elections, the card will become mandatory for all Haitians, linking them to government services and financial records.

Sierra Leone buys US$18M biometric machines for elections: Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission (NEC) is purchasing 800 biometric machines worth a total of US$18.6 million, to be used to register voters in January for next year's general elections.

Malaysia to use biometric system for voters in elections: Kuala Lumpur, Jun 21 (PTI) Malaysia will use the biometric system, similar to the one currently used by the country''s Immigration Department, in the next general elections to avoid accusation of phantom votes.

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, has made the $580m list the costly centrepiece of his pledge to oversee proper polls this spring. The ruling People’s Democratic Party, on whose ticket Mr Jonathan is running, has won three elections since army rule ended in 1999, all marred by violence and fraud. Nigeria’s election commission is now working on a snazzy biometric list, complete with photographs and fingerprints. During a three-week registration drive that ended on February 7th, the commission says over 65m voters had their pictures taken and their fingers scanned.

posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 06:42 PM
Mexico appears has been complying with the agenda of the World Government in many ways, like this, and also the HPV Vaccine (Sterilization Program)

posted on May, 2 2012 @ 12:30 PM
Here is newer article on this I want to share.

Mexico plans to start enrolling 110 million citizens into its national ID card program this summer. The program will be among the first to capture iris, fingerprint and facial biometrics for identification, says Terry Hartmann, vice president of identity solutions at Unisys.

posted on May, 2 2012 @ 12:51 PM
Well if the NAU comes into existance. Then it wont be long before its stateside as well. So whats next? Chips anyone? Be just like my dog here in the UK. Has to be chipped, or it will be shortly. If they pass the law that they are talkng about bringing in.

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