Press Release

Clarification on Hon. Norbert Mao’s failed bid for Nomination


On 2nd December 2015, Hon. Norbert Mao presented himself for nomination for Member of Parliament, Gulu Municipality, Gulu District. However, the Returning Officer could not nominate him because his name was not found on the National Voters Register, which is a requirement for nomination under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Parliamentary Elections Act of 2005 (as amended).

The Electoral Commission has noted the false commentaries that have arisen out of this failed bid for nomination of Hon. Norbert Mao, and would like to clarify on the matter as follows: 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Guideline to Nomination of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2016

Nomination Dates

The nomination of candidates for the following elective positions will be conducted on Wednesday, 2nd and Thursday, 3rd December 2015:

  1. Directly Elected Member of Parliament (representing constituency);
  2. District Woman Representative to Parliament;
  3. Member of Parliament for Persons with Disability (PWD).

Nomination Venues

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Misrepresentation of the Electoral Commission as a Partisan Body

The Electoral Commission has noted with concern, the images which are circulating through various media especially social media platforms, where a truck bearing voter education messages and what appears to be ‘Electoral Commission’ logo, decorated with posters of one of the Presidential candidates, and carrying likely supporters of that candidate. 
The images have caused concern among stakeholders in the electoral process, over the impartiality of the election management body in the conduct of the elections. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Presidential Nomination Exercise - 2016

The Electoral Commission appointed 3rd and 4th November 2015 as dates for the nomination of candidates for the 2016 Presidential Elections. There were forty eight (48) persons who picked Nomination Forms for Presidential Elections. Twelve (12) persons/parties returned the Forms to the Commission for verification. The nomination exercise which commenced yesterday Tuesday 3rd November 2015, has been concluded today, Wednesday, 4th November 2015, and the following have been successfully nominated as candidates

1. Yoweri Museveni Kaguta(National Resistance Movement)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Accreditation of National and International Media for 2016 General Elections

For purposes of transparency, the Electoral Commission shall accredit international and national media organisations to observe/report the various activities that will be undertaken during the 2016 General Elections.

The Commission, therefore, invites applications from media organisations and freelance journalists who wish to observe/report on the electoral process.

Applying media organisations shall be required to prove that their registration status with the respective regulatory authorities is up to-date.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Accredited Voter Education Providers


1. Abantu for Development Uganda
P.O BOX 6714, Kampala
Tel:414 532 676 / 0702 517 706 /0772 517 706
Area of Operation :Kampala

2. Action For Development
P.O BOX 16729
Tel:0782 885 386
Area of Operation: Countrywide

Tuesday, June 30, 2015