|The number of nominated candidates for Presidential Elections||8|
|The number of registered political parties and organizations in Uganda||29|
|The number of districts in Uganda||112|
|The number of counties in Uganda|
|President||18th February 2016|
|Parliamentary||18th February 2016|
|Chairpersons, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors for District/LC V||24th February 2016|
|Lord Mayor, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors for Kampala Capital City Authority|
The Electoral Commission concluded the nomination of candidates for the following elective positions at Parliamentary level:
- Directly-elected members of Parliament
- District Woman Representative to Parliament
- Representative of Persons with Disability to Parliament
We wish to report that the exercise was concluded smoothly across the country. The Commission has started receiving the returns, and will avail the statistics of the exercise in due course.
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:
The nomination of candidates for the following elective positions will be conducted on Wednesday, 2nd and Thursday, 3rd December 2015:
- Directly Elected Member of Parliament (representing constituency);
- District Woman Representative to Parliament;
- Member of Parliament for Persons with Disability (PWD).
25th November 2015
Today, the Electoral Commission would like to update the country on the commencement of the campaign period for Local Government Councils Elections, preparations for nomination of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections, as well as other activities related to the Roadmap for the 2015-2016 General Elections.
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.
Number of Supporters
Nomination Fees (Ug X)
The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the by-election of District Chairperson and filling of vacancies in Local Government Councils in Busia District, as attached.
Attached is a statistical analysis of Elective areas per district