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[BBC] Selfies could make election voting 'more accessible', app makers say

Newsbeat had an exclusive demonstration of the software which uses facial recognition to let people register for elections and cast a vote.

Smartmatic, who developed the app, claim it is more secure than standard online banking or shopping systems.

The UK government told Newsbeat it's committed to "embracing technology" but the paper ballot system is most secure.

The app uses facial biometric data combined with a government-issued ID card to create a digital identity.

Users can then log in by taking a selfie and cast their vote remotely, from any location.

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