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The Independent   Electoral Commission has launched a new system that will help reduce flaws and ensure free and fair forthcoming elections.

According to EC officials, page http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/template/list.php the new system that has been fed with data for every eligible voter to be verified through use of fingerprints, try will allow only the registered voter and in case of multiple voting, viagra order the machine would be able to notify polling officials.

Speaking at the launch of the system at Hotel Africana on Tuesday morning, Electoral Commission Chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu said this is another step towards achieving total democracy in Uganda adding it will help improve integrity of the electoral process.

“The national voters’ register is the cornerstone for a credible election and having such a system of biometrics for verification and authentication at the polling stations is the best solution in strengthening voter identification during the voting process,” Kiggundu said.

He said over 30,000 machines have been procured and are already in the country to cater for the 28010 polling stations throughout the country during the forthcoming elections.

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga who was also present at the function applauded the elections body for introducing the system.

She said this system would help sort out the mess especially in her home area where over 6000 voters were not issued with voters’ IDs yet they had fully registered.

How the systm works
How the systm works

“It is now upon security agents to ensure people do not run away with the machines as well as the Electoral Commission to ensure in the programs that they cater for people with disabilities,” she urged.

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According to Mr. Frans Gunnink, the Managing Director for Smartmatic International Holding from Netherlands responsible for the supply of the machines, the system has been applied Bolivia, Venezuela, Philippines and Zambia among other countries.

“The system is not connected to anything and this limits chances of being hacked in by anyone,” Mr.Gunnink said.

How it Works

Pontious Namugera, the Director Technical Support Electoral Commission revealed that all voters would be supplied with location slips to be presented to polling officials before Election Day.

“The device will search for the voter details using the National ID or by scanning the bar code on the voter location slip,” Namugera said.

He added that the voters would then be asked to put their fingerprints in order to be verified before they would be allowed to vote.

“In case someone is coming to vote more than once, the machine would then indicate it by making noise and the polling officials would act immediately.”

He however said that people with disabilities like the lepers without hands would then have to use manual way of checking for their details other than the biometric system.

The Director Technical Support at the Electoral Commission said that the machines have a long battery life of over 18 hours and this would ensure they can complete the entire elections process.

“The machines have been programmed to open at exactly 7am when voting starts and close after 4pm. Each machine has a capacity to store data for voters in the entire district,”he added.

He however noted that standby staff has been put in place to ensure they deal with any case of mechanical fault on the devices.
The Independent   Electoral Commission has launched a new system that will help reduce flaws and ensure free and fair forthcoming elections.

According to EC officials, order http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-embed-reversal-endpoint.php the new system that has been fed with data for every eligible voter to be verified through use of fingerprints, will allow only the registered voter and in case of multiple voting, the machine would be able to notify polling officials.

Speaking at the launch of the system at Hotel Africana on Tuesday morning, Electoral Commission Chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu said this is another step towards achieving total democracy in Uganda adding it will help improve integrity of the electoral process.

“The national voters’ register is the cornerstone for a credible election and having such a system of biometrics for verification and authentication at the polling stations is the best solution in strengthening voter identification during the voting process,” Kiggundu said.

He said over 30,000 machines have been procured and are already in the country to cater for the 28010 polling stations throughout the country during the forthcoming elections.

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga who was also present at the function applauded the elections body for introducing the system.

She said this system would help sort out the mess especially in her home area where over 6000 voters were not issued with voters’ IDs yet they had fully registered.

How the systm works
How the systm works

“It is now upon security agents to ensure people do not run away with the machines as well as the Electoral Commission to ensure in the programs that they cater for people with disabilities,” she urged.

According to Mr. Frans Gunnink, the Managing Director for Smartmatic International Holding from Netherlands responsible for the supply of the machines, the system has been applied Bolivia, Venezuela, Philippines and Zambia among other countries.

“The system is not connected to anything and this limits chances of being hacked in by anyone,” Mr.Gunnink said.

However Deputy FDC Electoral Commission boss Michael Kabaziguruka expressed skepticism over the new system which he said has been introduced late yet voters have not been educated on how it works.

“It should have been brought much earlier and tested for us to be sure it is perfect. We have fears that at some point the Electoral Commission may back track and say we go back to the old system. We are not sure of how the data was put in the system and if it was put without any interference,” Kabaziguruka said.

How it Works

Pontious Namugera, the Director Technical Support Electoral Commission revealed that all voters would be supplied with location slips to be presented to polling officials before Election Day.

“The device will search for the voter details using the National ID or by scanning the bar code on the voter location slip,” Namugera said.

He added that the voters would then be asked to put their fingerprints in order to be verified before they would be allowed to vote.

“In case someone is coming to vote more than once, the machine would then indicate it by making noise and the polling officials would act immediately.”

He however said that people with disabilities like the lepers without hands would then have to use manual way of checking for their details other than the biometric system.

The Director Technical Support at the Electoral Commission said that the machines have a long battery life of over 18 hours and this would ensure they can complete the entire elections process.

“The machines have been programmed to open at exactly 7am when voting starts and close after 4pm. Each machine has a capacity to store data for voters in the entire district,”he added.

He however noted that standby staff has been put in place to ensure they deal with any case of mechanical fault on the devices.
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This contest according to Total Uganda, is being held in 34 African countries with the aim of identifying and providing financial and other support to the best start-up projects. It targets developing a business within its first two years.

The winning projects will be awarded the “Startupper of the year 2016 by Total” label, along with financial aid and coaching from Total Uganda.

The contest targeting Ugandans aged 35 and below will see a panel of judges shortlist 10 of the cream projects based on innovation, originality, boldness, growth potential and ability to improve people’s living conditions take on the award.

“After contestants make their final presentations no later than March 15, 2016, the jury will select  three of the best projects, which will be announced at an official awards presentation ceremony’ read the notice

“The “Startupper of the Year by Total” contest is part of our overall policy to support the socioeconomic development of all our host countries worldwide.”

 

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