Uganda

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

Although electronic voting is still seen by some as a thing of the future, there are experts in the field with decade’s worth of experience under their belt. This is the case of Robert Cook, Global Administration Sales Operations VP for Smartmatic. For the last 38 years, Mr. Cook has been involved in the adoption…

Ugandan Officials to Use Biometric to Track HIV/AIDS Patients

Ugandan Officials to Use Biometric to Track HIV/AIDS Patients

Ugandan officials are launching a project to use biometrics for identity verification of HIV/AIDS patients. Called Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support, or METS, it’s part of a five-year project funded by the Centers for Disease Control, and its aim is to more accurately track HIV/AIDS patients so that healthcare services and resources can be administrated more effectively.…

Smartmatic Tech to Ensure ‘One Voter – One Vote’ in Ugandan Election

Smartmatic Tech to Ensure ‘One Voter – One Vote’ in Ugandan Election

Uganda’s first election to use biometric polling is fast approaching, and its Electoral Commission is looking to Smartmatic to ensure that its technical aspects proceed accordingly. The company’s role in this election is extensive. Smartmatic has provided the main system to store and mange voter data—both biometric and biographic—and is also working to synchronize that…

Uganda’s Electoral Commission Trains Staff on Biometric Voter Identification

Uganda’s Electoral Commission Trains Staff on Biometric Voter Identification

Uganda’s Electoral Commission has started training staff to use the biometric technology to be used in its upcoming election. The EC ordered 32,000 thumbprint scanners for this purpose from Smartmatic, which has also helped to provide technology for election projects in other countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, and the Philippines. The scanners will be deployed…

Uganda Prepares for Next Month’s Biometric Election

Uganda Prepares for Next Month’s Biometric Election

Uganda’s Electoral Commission has announced that biometric voter authentication will be used in next month’s national elections. The EC has ordered 32,000 thumbprint scanners and will deploy them at 28,010 polling stations for the election. They are programmed to automatically activate at 8:00am on polling day and to shut down at 5:00pm, adding an extra…