The Electoral Commission has noted with concern that upon conclusion of Parliamentary and Local Government by-elections in Hoima and Kaabong Districts, a lot of talk and social media reports have focused on the by-election in Hoima District.
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...).
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 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:
- Elections were postponed due to a tie
- No nominations were conducted
- Resignation of elected Chairperson
- Violence conduct leading to destruction of election materials (Register).
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:
The Electoral Commission has provided updates on the following ongoing electoral programmes and activites:
- Final preparations for by-election of District Chairperson and other Lower Local Government Councils in Nebbi District;
- Programme for Elections of Interim Chairpersons in the Seven Newly-created Districts; and,
- Programme for Conduct of Residual Elections for Chairpersons of Villages and Parishes Administrative Units (Village and Parish) Elections 2019.
The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the by-election of District Chairperson and filling of vacancies in other Lower Local Government Councils in Nebbi District (more...)
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.
EC sets dates for By-election of District (LC V) Chairperson for Busia District
The Electoral Commission has released the electoral programme for by-election of District Chairperson and other Lower Local Government Councils in Busia District.
During this programme, the Commission will also fill other vacancies which exist in Lower Local Government Councils in Busia District.
Payment of Field Election Officials
The Electoral Commission released funds towards payment of allowances for officials who conducted various activities during Administrative Unit (Village and Parish Level) and Women Councils and Committees (Village to National Level) Elections, and Parliamentary and Local Government Council Elections in new Municipalities, Sub Counties, Towns and Municipal Divisions.
Returning Officers are advised to effect payment to the election officials in their respective districts in accordance with the schedule attached hereunto