The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Norbert Mao, has announced that the government aims to implement compulsory electronic voting in the 2026 General Elections in Uganda.
In an effort to address vote rigging and irregularities, Mao believes that the electronic voting systems would enhance transparency and promote free and fair elections.
During a media briefing in Kampala, Mao expressed his radical proposal, which has gained the full support of President Museveni.
Under the proposed electronic voting system, voters would use various biometric methods, including fingerprints, eyelid scans, and facial recognition technology.
In August this year, the Electoral Commission (EC) launched the roadmap for the 2026 general elections, along with the strategic plan for the years 2022/2023-2026/2027.
Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi explained that the plans aim to enhance operational efficiency, stakeholder awareness, and participation, while also strengthening organizational and staff capacity planning.