Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Commissioners and Secretary EC
Commissioners and Secretary EC
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
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 has approved the programme for the by-election of District Woman...

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Tuesday, 06 Aug, 2019

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday 25th July 2019, as polling date for residual...

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Tuesday, 09 Jul, 2019

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday, 25th July, 2019 as the polling day...

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Thursday, 18 Jul, 2019

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday, 25th July, 2019 as the polling day...

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Tuesday, 09 Jul, 2019

EC Sets Date for Hoima and Kaabong District Woman MP Polls

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the by-election of District Woman Representatives to Parliament for Hoima and Kaabong districts and elections in Lower Local Government Councils in the two districts (Read more here...).

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bugweri and Kikuube District Polls for 25th July 2019

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday, 25th July, 2019 as the polling day for Elections of Interim District Chairperson in Bugweri District (which was created out of Iganga District) and Kikuube District (which was created out of Hoima District). 

The above two districts came into effect on 1st July 2018.

Voting shall be by Electoral College and secret ballot and will be conducted at the headquarters of the respective new district, starting at 9:00am.

The Electoral College shall comprise District Directly Elected Councillors and District Women Councillors representing the electoral areas forming the new districts. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Residual LC 1 & LC 2 Elections to be Held on 25th July 2019

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday 25th July 2019, as polling date for residual elections for Chairpersons of Villages and Parishes where the electoral process was not conducted or concluded in July 2018 due to the following reasons, among others:

  1. Elections were postponed due to a tie
  2. No nominations were conducted
  3. Resignation of elected Chairperson
  4. Violence conduct leading to destruction of election materials (Register). 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

EC Sets Date for Election of Interim Chairpersons in New Districts

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday, 25th July, 2019 as the polling day for Elections of Interim District Chairperson in the following newly-created districts: 

  1. Madi-Okollo District, which has been created out of Arua District;
  2. Karenga District, which has been created out of Kaabong District;
  3. Kalaki District, which has been created out of Kaberamaido District;
  4. Kitagwenda District, which has been created out of Kamwenge District;
  5. Kazo District, which has been created out of Kiruhura District;
  6. Rwampara District, which has been created out of Mbarara District; and,
  7. Obongi District, which has been created out of Moyo District.

Voting shall be by Electoral College and secret ballot and will be conducted at the headquarters of the respective new district, starting at 9:00am.

The Electoral College shall comprise District Directly Elected Councillors and District Women Councillors representing the electoral areas forming the new districts.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Final Preparations for Nebbi LC V By-elections and Other Electoral Programmes

The Electoral Commission has provided updates on the following ongoing electoral programmes and activites:

  1. Final preparations for by-election of District Chairperson and other Lower Local Government Councils in Nebbi District;
  2. Programme for Elections of Interim Chairpersons in the Seven Newly-created Districts; and,   
  3. Programme for Conduct of Residual Elections for Chairpersons of Villages and Parishes Administrative Units (Village and Parish) Elections 2019.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bid notice for provision of a Customized Integrated Voter Register Management System(IVRMS)

EC/SUPLS/19-20/00012

1.  The Electoral Commission has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of a Customised Integrated Voter Register Management System (IVRMS).

2.  The Entity invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the provision of the above Procurement.

3.  Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the Open International Bidding method contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003, and is open to all bidders.

4.  Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below at 8(a) from 8:30a.m to 12.30 pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  

5.  The Bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below at 8(b) and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of UGX 200,000.The method of payment will be by Bank in-slip obtained from cashiers office and Deposited in Diamond Trust Bank Kampala Road branch. The document will be delivered by hand. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery.

6.   Bids must be delivered to the address below at 8(c) at or before 11.00am 12th July, 2019. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of Uganda Shillings Twenty million only (20,000,000/=). Bid securities must be valid until 6th February, 2020. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 8(d) at 11.15am 12th July, 2019... more

Guidance to Aspirants on Conducting Consultative Meetings and Campaigns

The Electoral Commission has noted with concern that a number of persons aspiring for various elective positions in the General Election, 2021 have started conducting public meetings supposedly to consult the electorate in preparation for their candidature in the 2021 Elections.

At the same time, some aspirants are organising campaign meetings and addressing rallies, putting up posters, distributing campaign materials and soliciting for votes contrary to the campaign period set out in the Electoral Roadmap issued by the Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Commission wishes to clarify that at this moment in the electoral calendar, there are no persons nominated as candidates for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils elections. All aspirants are therefore, urged to refrain from engaging in active campaigns for these elective positions (More...).

Friday, May 17, 2019

Electoral Commission Statistics:

No. of Districts: 122 No. of Consistencies: 296
No. of Sub counties: 1671   No. of Parishes: 8386
No. of Polling Stations: 28749   No. of Villages: 60800
 
No. of Voters: 17073493  

Note: Statistics are as at 19th June, 2018

Functions of the Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is mandated under Article 61 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda to:
1. ensure that regular, free and fair elections and referenda are held;
2. organise, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in accordance with the Constitution;
3. demarcate constituencies in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution;
4. formulate and implement voter educational programmes related to elections;
5. compile, maintain, revise and update the voters’ register;