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How the Collier County Florida Supervisor of Elections increased their protection against electoral fraud


Preserving the integrity of our democratic process is a paramount concern that sets our nation apart. Recent elections have brought security and fraud issues to the forefront, necessitating proactive measures to safeguard the sanctity of our electoral system. Recognizing the significance of this matter, various election boards are taking decisive steps to enhance security and spearhead cybersecurity solutions through initiatives like the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Election Security Grant. These efforts aim to establish robust security practices that will soon become standard across the nation.


Collier County, in particular, has taken proactive measures to fortify its security protocols against potential election tampering. As part of their comprehensive approach, they sought a multifactor authentication solution to bolster internal security without impeding workflow efficiency.


In their quest to bolster online security and implement a robust second layer of authentication, the Collier County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) embarked on an evaluation of various options. Among the alternatives considered, the focus was placed on biometric authentication methods, including fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition.


By adopting BIO-key's Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, coupled with fingerprint scanners, Collier County was able to leverage a range of benefits, including:

  1. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) incorporating world-class biometrics, ensuring a high level of identity verification.
  2. Streamlined login processes through single sign-on (SSO), simplifying access to multiple systems and applications.
  3. An additional layer of security through biometric authentication integrated with Active Directory, fortifying access control measures.
  4. Seamless authentication for remote and mobile workers, facilitating secure access irrespective of their location.


The partnership with BIO-key has empowered Collier County to establish a robust and efficient authentication framework, reinforcing their commitment to safeguarding the integrity of the electoral process. By embracing cutting-edge biometric technology, they have taken a significant stride towards ensuring secure and trustworthy elections.


“BIO-key provided us with an easy way to implement two-factor authentication while maintaining roaming profiles for our users. Setup was smooth and BIO-Key worked with us to answer any questions or issues."

Network Security Specialist, Collier County SOE 


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