Sample Ballot Paper. Use Either a Tick OR a Thumb print to choose a candidate of your choice. Follow instructions indicated on the top of the ballot paper for use.
The authorised mark of choice can be either a tick or thumbprint within the box of your choice
Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Commissioners
The BVVK is used for Verifing Voters on the Polling Station
The BVVK is used for Verifing Voters on the Polling Station
Presiding Officer in-charge of a polling station
Presiding Officer in-charge of a polling station
Everyone is entitled to vote
Everyone is entitled to vote
Polling Stations open: 7:00A,M in the presence of atleast 10 voters and closes after the people found on the line at 4:00pm complete. After polling people can observer at a distance of not less than 200 meters.Keep Law and Order. Observe S.O.Ps in order to limit the spread of Covid 19. Respect the work of Polling Officials and the Polling station.
Checking of Voter Detail from a BVVK(Biometric Voter Verification Kit)
Checking of Voter Detail from a BVVK(Biometric Voter Verification Kit)
Presiding Officers
Presiding Officer and Polling Assistants at a Polling Station
Voter secretly making a choice of their candidate inside the basin
Voter secretly making a choice of their candidate inside the basin
It is the right of every Uganda to cast their vote for their candidate of choice
It is the right of every Uganda to cast their vote for their candidate of choice
Checking for the names of a voter by the presiding official
Checking for the names of a voter by the presiding official
Counting Votes
Counting Votes at a polling station by Presiding official

Latest EC News:

The Electoral Commission conducted Local Government Councils Elections countrywide for City/...

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Friday, 05 Feb, 2021

The Electoral Commission appointed Wednesday 27th January 2021, as the date for elections of...

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Monday, 25 Jan, 2021

The Electoral Commission conducted Presidential Elections on Thursday 14th January...

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Thursday, 28 Jan, 2021

The Electoral Commission appointed Wednesday 3rd February 2021 as the polling day for elections...

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Monday, 25 Jan, 2021

Activities of the Electoral Commission

20.JPG1. Organising, conducting and supervising various elections and referenda; 
2. Compiling, maintaining, revising and updating:
a) The National Voters’ Register on a continuous basis
b) The various registers for Special Interest Groups 
3. Producing and issuing voters’ cards;
4. Compiling and updating the various Voters’ Registers for Special Interest Groups and Administrative units;

Guidelines for verification of supporters of nomination of presidential candidates October 2020

Receiving of lists of Supporters at the Electoral Commission before nomination days

  • Aspiring candidates shall submit lists for at least 98 Districts for which they have collected a minimum of one hundred signatures. N.B: Districts with less 100 signatures shall not be accepted
  • The receiving Officer shall ascertain that a district submitted has a minimum of particulars of 100 supporters
  • An acknowledgement form duly signed by the receiving officer and the Candidate/Candidate’s Agent shall be issued to the candidate or his agent.
  • Intending candidates shall appoint persons in writing to deliver the lists of supporters if the delivery is not done by the aspiring candidates themselves. The appointed persons shall indicate their telephone contacts and physical address.

N.B: Acknowledgement of receipt of lists of supporters does not constitute a certificate of compliance with sec 10(1)(b) and 10(3) of the Presidential Elections Act 2005.

Verification of Supporters in accordance with section 10(3)

The following variables shall be verified

  • Voter registration number (Personal Identification Number)
  • Names of the registered voter supporting the nomination
  • Physical Addresses of the registered voters
  • Existence of signature of the registered voter

Method of Verification of particulars of voters supporting the nomination

Verification shall be done online following the steps below;

Polling Date for Residual Local Gov't Councils Elections, 2021

The Electoral Commission conducted Local Government Councils Elections countrywide for City/District Chairpersons and Councillors; Municipality and City Division Chairpersons and Councillors; Councillors representing Special Interest Groups to District/City Local Government Councils; and Sub County/Town/Municipal Division Chairpersons and Councillors.   

However, some electoral areas in different parts of the country were not able to conduct or conclude the elections due to various reasons.

Accordingly, the Electoral Commission has appointed Monday 8th February 2021 as the polling date for the conduct of residual Local Government Councils Elections in the affected electoral areas across the country where the said elections were not conducted or concluded.

A schedule of the affected electoral areas has been uploaded on the Electoral Commission website www.ec.or.ug and publicised through local media in each respective district.

Friday, February 5, 2021

EC Suspends Campaign Meetings in Specified Districts

The Electoral Commission has suspended campaign meetings of all categories of elections for the 2020/2021 General Elections in specified districts/cities. Guided by Section 12 (1)(h) of the Electoral Commission Act; Section 21 (1) and (2) of the Presidential Elections Act, 2005; Section 20(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005; and Section 172 of the Local Governments Act, campaign meetings for all elective offices are suspended with immediate effect, in the Districts/Cities of Jinja (Jinja City inclusive), Kabale, Kalungu, Masaka (Masaka City inclusive), Tororo, Kampala, Luwero, Wakiso, Greater Mukono (Buikwe, Buvuma, Mukono, Kayunga), Mbarara District (Mbarara City inclusive), Kabarole District (Fort Portal City inclusive), Kasese and Kazo, which have been categorized by the Health Experts as high, sustained and diffuse transmission districts/areas. 

According to the said Health Experts, the transmission of the COVID-19 is being exacerbated by mass gatherings. All candidates’ meetings in these areas are hereby suspended until further notice and candidates are advised to restrict themselves to virtual campaigns – radios, televisions, social media, community-based Public Address Systems (kizindaalo) and other online platforms.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

EC Starts Packing Polling Materials for General Elections 2021

The Electoral Commission has started the packing of ballot papers and Declaration of Results Forms for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, whose polling shall take place on 14th January 2021. The packing process is expected to take a period of seven days, after which the Commission will embark on the second round of packing materials for District/City Local Government Councils Elections.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Nomination of Candidates for Election of MP Representing Special Interest Groups

The Electoral Commission has appointed Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd December 2020 as the dates for nomination of candidates for election of Member of Parliament representing Workers, Youths, Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons. The nominations shall be conducted at the Electoral Commission Headquarters, Plot 55 Jinja Road, Kampala, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm on each of the appointed dates.

Friday, December 18, 2020

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