Press Release

Adjusted Summary Programme for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-Created Districts

The Electoral Commission has adjusted the programme for the elections of District Woman Representative to Parliament, District Chairperson and Local Government Councilors (where applicable) in the new districts of Bunyangabu, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

Political parties and organisations, aspiring candidates, voters and all other stakeholders are urged to note that the Display of Voter’s Register at polling stations will now be conducted from 28th August to 1st September 2017.

Friday, August 11, 2017

By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Iganga District

Programme for By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Iganga District

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Iganga District occurred following the death of the former MP, Hon. Kaudha Grace Hailat. As required by law, a Parliamentary by-election must be conducted within sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Commission received the notice on 18th July 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 15th September 2017.

Friday, August 4, 2017

By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Kaabong District

By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Kaabong District

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Kaabong District occurred when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of former MP Tubo Christine Nakwang. As required by law, a Parliamentary by-election must be conducted within sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Commission received the notice on 27th June 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 28th August 2017.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-created Districts

Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-created Districts

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the elections of District Woman Representative to Parliament, District Chairperson and Local Government Councilors (where applicable) for the five (5) newly-created districts that became effective on 1st July, 2017.

The new districts are Bunyangabu, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections and By-elections 2017

A.  Programme for Elections in the Newly-created Districts

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the elections of District Woman Representative to Parliament, District Chairperson and Local Government Councilors (where applicable) for the five (5) newly-created districts that became effective on 1st July, 2017.

The new districts are Bunyangabu, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Extension of Update of National Voters’ Register for Kalungu District

Due to higher numbers of the applicants at the update centers since the beginning of the exercise, the Electoral Commission has found it necessary and taken a decision to extend the update period, by an additional three (3) days.

Accordingly, the update exercise which commenced on Monday 10th July, and was scheduled to close today, Friday, 14th July 2017, will now go on until Monday 17th July 2017, after which, there will be no further extension.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Programme for By-election of Kalungu LC V Chairperson

The Electoral Commission has approved the electoral programme for by-election of District Chairperson for Kalungu District.
The programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from Monday 10th July up to Friday 14th July 2017, at update stations in each parish throughout Kalungu District.
The Commission has appointed Friday 14th July as the cut-off date for registration of voters in the district. Registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Kalungu District will not be conducted after this date.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Elections of Interim District Chairpersons in Newly Created Districts

The Electoral Commission has appointed Monday 3rd July 2017, as the date for election of Interim District Chairperson in each of the newly created districts of Bunyangabu, Butebo, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

The elections shall be held at the respective headquarters of the newly created districts between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

The following guidelines shall apply to the election of the Interim District Chairperson:

1. Composition of the Interim Councils in Newly Created District

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Programme for By-election of Representatives of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to Parliament

Programme for By-Election of Representatives of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to Parliament, 2017 

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for by-election of two (2) Representatives of

Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), as follows:

Monday, June 12, 2017

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