Biometric Voter Verification Machines Break Down in Kisoro

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The machines were effectively used during last weeks presidential and parliamentary elections. However, today, they indicate no service upon being switched on.

Polling officials in Kisoro districts have reverted to the manual voters register after all biometric voter verification machines broke down. Kisoro district has 240 polling stations.

The machines were effectively used during last week's presidential and parliamentary elections. However, today, they indicate no service upon being switched on.

The Biometric voter verification system is used to authenticate voters with a view of reducing flaws in the elections. The system uses human body characteristics to confirm a person's identity.


Nicholas Twinomujuni, the assistant district Returning Officer told Uganda Radio Network that they are using the manual voters register as a backup until the problem is rectified.

Twinomujuni however fears that the absence of the machines may slow down the voting exercise.
 
 

 

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