Speaker: Parliament to Start Using Electronic Voting Next Week

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In short
The electronic voting system is part of the integrated security system introduced at parliament late last year.

Parliament is to start using the electronic voting system on Monday next week, the speaker Rebecca Kadaga has revealed.
 
Kadaga informed parliament this afternoon that the installation work is complete. The electronic voting system is part of the integrated security system introduced at parliament late last year.

Kadaga explained that, the system will provide for both the open voting and secret system. She appealed to legislators to comply with the ongoing registration for the integrated security system.
 
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The intro of electronic voting systems is expected to bring an end to the lengthy roll calls and disputed voice voting in the house.
 
A fortnight ago, the speaker failed to give a ruling on a vote that was supposed to grant Lulume Bayigga, the Buikwe South MP leave to present a Private Members' Bill on the Presidential Transition Bill, 2015.  
 
Meanwhile, Kadaga has directed all MPs and parliamentary staff who have abandoned their vehicles in parking yard to them with the Security and hand over the keys.

She noted that in the recent past, parliament has credible terror threats adding that, the vehicles parked in the yard for months are a threat to Parliament security.  
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.