Organizing an election or referendum is not just an event rather it is a process. This means that before any electoral activity starts, there is need for a lot of planning, budgeting and research, which takes a lot of time and resources. The Electoral Commission assesses and evaluates the cost and other implications of all the available options and presents them to government. So during the off-peak periods, the Commission does a lot of planning. 


The Electoral Commission uses the Photo-bearing register. This means that only people whose photos have been taken by the Commission can be sure that they have been registered. 

Therefore it is very important during display periods to go to the Voter Roll/Register display centres where you registered from and Check to see that you are on the register. If you are not launch your query through the display officer with the details of your registration.


The Electoral Commission has offices in all districts of Uganda, where registration takes place. Registration is done at the district headquarters by the Commissions' District Registrars. 
The Commission also registers people at its head office in Kampala. 
Eligible voters can register from either their place of residence or place of origin.
Note: Eligible voters should not register more than once. It is a punishable crime if one is found to have registered more than once!


All Registered Ugandan. In Uganda, all citizens of 18 years and above are eligible to register on the National Voters' Register.