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
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

Electoral Commission Gender Strategy 2019

The Electoral Commission Gender Strategy 2019 was developed as a guide for gender mainstreaming within the EC and the entire electoral cycle. It complements other existing frameworks that address gender within elections such as the National Women Councils Act (as Amended) 2015, National Youth Council Act (as Amended) 2015 and the Political Parties and Organizations Act (2005) in addition to reinforcing the National Gender Policy (NGP) 2007, which encourages all government ministries to gender mainstream with the long term goal of eliminating all inequalities.

The EC Gender Strategy reiterates commitment to the values and principles of democracy, including gender equality and empowerment. The strategy will, therefore serve as a reference tool to hold EC leadership and staff to appropriate gender outcomes and standards. It seeks to strengthen and guide the organization towards an enabling environment,
allowing staff and partners to monitor and evaluate progress towards achievement of these intentions.

 

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

Statement on the Arrest of Candidate Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu

The Electoral Commission has taken note of the arrest of Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Party, allegedly for violating the Guidelines issued regarding the conduct of Presidential Campaign Meetings.

The Commission has also noted media statements indicating that some Presidential Candidates have suspended their campaign programmes as a result of the above arrest. We wish to advise any such Candidates to officially address the changes in their respective campaign programmes to the Electoral Commission.

The Commission has further noted that some members of the public have reacted to the said arrest by engaging in acts of protests, violence and confrontation with law enforcement and other security agencies which has caused unease and tension among the general public.

The Electoral Commission has taken up the matter of the arrest of Candidate Kyagulanyi with the relevant authorities. Accordingly, we appeal to the public to remain calm and restrain from engaging in acts of lawlessness, that may result in destruction of property and loss of life, as already witnessed.

In the meantime, the Commission wishes to caution and warn all candidates for whichever elective position to desist from holding their campaigns in a manner that violates the Guidelines regarding the conduct of campaign meetings.

We reiterate that it is a violation of the Campaign Guidelines for a candidate and his/her agents to mobilize and/or encourage supporters to gather at campaign venues in large numbers in contravention of The Public Health (Control of COVID-19) (Amendment No.3) Rules, 2020, issued on 9th November 2020, which provides that gatherings for purposes of political meetings should not exceed two hundred (200) persons.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Observations on the Conduct of Candidates During Campaigns for 2021 General Elections

Candidates’ campaign meetings for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections commenced on Monday 9th November 2021, across the country.

The Electoral Commission wishes to appreciate candidates who have organised and conducted public meetings in accordance with the Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for conducting campaigns in a COVID-19 environment.

The Commission has, however, noted with concern that some candidates, including Presidential candidates, are holding their campaigns in a manner that violates the Guidelines for Conduct of Campaign Meetings

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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