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Govt Raises Discussion On Compulsory Electronic Voting In 2026

Mr Nobert Mao, the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, announced the government’s intention to introduce e-voting. He said the government is pushing for compulsory electronic voting during the general election come 2026.

Mao explained that the government intends to ensure free and fair elections with this planned electoral reform.

“I took proposals to the Cabinet to make electronic voting compulsory. It is a very radical idea in a democratic country,” Mr Mao, who is also the president general of Democratic Party, said.

The President also is in support of this idea according to Mao and asked Ugandans to embrace it saying it will deal with ballot stuffing.

“Electronic voting means voters will use fingerprints but also other biometric methods. These include eyelids and face technology so that when one arrives at the polling station, the machine is sure of that person,” he said.

He further said that individuals will go with their voter’s slips having barcodes which will be confirmed on the machine. Additionally, he said with this reform, no one can use another person’s voter locator slip.

More details to come in on the development.

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