31109429 story 1.9 Billion Digits: Brazil's Bid For Biometric Voting 140 Posted by timothy on Friday March 30, 2012 @07:10PM from the countrymen-lend-me-your-fingers dept. MatthewVD writes "Brazil is on a massive fingerprinting spree, with the goal of collecting biometric information from each of its 190 million citizens and identifying all voters by their biological signatures by 2018. The country already has a fully electronic voting system and now officials are trying to end fraud, which was rampant after the military dictatorship ended. Dissenters complain that recounts could be impossible and this opens the door for new kinds of fraud. Imagine this happening in the U.S."