The Ugandan Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will use electronic systems in the forthcoming General Elections slated for February 18th, 2016. The commission will use a Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) during the voter verification process and use the Electronic Results Transmission and Dissemination System (ERTDS) to transmit presidential and parliamentary results. Also Read: Don’t feel like doing your laundry? In Kampala, there’s an app for that BVVK is set to authenticate voters’ identify using fingerprints to match the details in the systems in order to improve the management and conduct of the elections, according to a statement by the EC.
“The system will enable the commission to ensure that only registered persons vote during the elections and that such persons (voters) do not vote more than once for the same election,” read a statement from the EC. “It will also assist the voter to locate his or her polling station within the district.”
The commission stated that it held a demonstration of how the BVVS will work to leadership of parties in Uganda and presidential candidates for the forthcoming elections saying a public demonstration of the same will be held on January 30th in all districts.
The Commission also stated that it had acquired 32,334 machines to cater for the 28,010 polling stations in Uganda during the elections.
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