Electoral Commission Launches Biometric Voter Verification System

The Electoral commission has launched the Biometric Voter Verification System (BVVS) that is will help to improve integrity of the electoral process through authentication of voter identity ahead of February 18th presidential elections.


Speaking at the launch of the system yesterday, the Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu reveled that the commission has acquired 32,334 (thirty two thousand three hundred and thirty four) machines to cater for the 28,010 (twenty eight thousand and ten) polling stations.

“The Electoral Commission has taken the necessary measures to ensure that only eligible persons appear on the Voters’ Register, and that such persons (voters) do no vote more than once for the same election,” Kiggundu said.
Adding; “This system basically uses fingerprints to match voter details which will help the election officer to confirm that the voter is on the roll of that polling station.”

He appealed to stakeholders in the electoral process to embrace this initiative as a mean of achieving credible free and fair election.

“The technical team is going to take you through how this system works at the polling station. I therefore, invite you to listen attentively,” he said. “I further call upon all stakeholders in the electoral process to follow the guidelines for the use of this technology, so that we get the desired result, which is a fraud-free election.”