Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
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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 informs the general public and particularly members of Youths electoral...

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Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2020

Following presentations from various stakeholders including the Parliament of Uganda on the...

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Thursday, 08 Oct, 2020

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday 15th and Friday 16th...

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Monday, 12 Oct, 2020

Due to high numbers of aspirants at the nomination centers since the beginning of the exercise,...

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Thursday, 01 Oct, 2020

Guidelines for verification of supporters of nomination of presidential candidates October 2020

Receiving of lists of Supporters at the Electoral Commission before nomination days

  • Aspiring candidates shall submit lists for at least 98 Districts for which they have collected a minimum of one hundred signatures. N.B: Districts with less 100 signatures shall not be accepted
  • The receiving Officer shall ascertain that a district submitted has a minimum of particulars of 100 supporters
  • An acknowledgement form duly signed by the receiving officer and the Candidate/Candidate’s Agent shall be issued to the candidate or his agent.
  • Intending candidates shall appoint persons in writing to deliver the lists of supporters if the delivery is not done by the aspiring candidates themselves. The appointed persons shall indicate their telephone contacts and physical address.

N.B: Acknowledgement of receipt of lists of supporters does not constitute a certificate of compliance with sec 10(1)(b) and 10(3) of the Presidential Elections Act 2005.

Verification of Supporters in accordance with section 10(3)

The following variables shall be verified

  • Voter registration number (Personal Identification Number)
  • Names of the registered voter supporting the nomination
  • Physical Addresses of the registered voters
  • Existence of signature of the registered voter

Method of Verification of particulars of voters supporting the nomination

Verification shall be done online following the steps below;

Electoral Commission Statistics:

Number of Districts in Uganda: 146

Number of Counties: 312

Number of Constituencies: 353

No. of Sub Counties/Towns/Municipal Divisions: 2,184

Number of Parishes: 10,595

Number of Villages: 70,626

Number of Polling Stations: 34,344

Number of Registered Voters: 17,658,527

*(Number of males: 8,439,564 [47.79%]; number of females:  9,218,963 [52.21%]).

Revision of Polling Date for District/City Youth Committees

The Electoral Commission informs the general public and particularly members of Youths electoral college, that the elections of District and City Youth Committees, which were scheduled to be conducted on Friday 16th October 2020, have been postponed to Monday 19th October 2020. The postponement has been made to enable smooth conduct of nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections, which will be conducted on 15th and 16th October 2020, at the respective District/City Headquarters.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Guidelines for Nomination of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020 as the dates for nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021. The nominations shall be conducted at the respective district/city headquarters across the country, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm on each of the appointed dates. An aspiring candidate for Member of Parliament shall be a citizen of Uganda and a registered voter.

 

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Revision of Dates for Nomination of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021

Following presentations from various stakeholders including the Parliament of Uganda on the above subject matter, the Electoral Commission has revised the programme for the nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021, from Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th 2020, to Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020.

The nominations shall be conducted at the respective District/City headquarters across the country, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm on each of the appointed dates.

The Electoral Commission urges all aspiring candidates in the above electoral process to carefully note the above revised programme and to prepare for nominations in accordance with the guidelines issued for the exercise.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Extension of Period for Nomination of Candidates for Local Government Councils Elections

Due to high numbers of aspirants at the nomination centers since the beginning of the exercise, and in accordance with the powers vested in the Commission under Section 50 of the Electoral Commission Act, the Electoral Commission has taken a decision to extend the nomination exercise, which was scheduled to close on Thursday 1st October 2020, for four (4) more days, that is, from Friday 2nd October to Monday 5th October 2020, including Saturday and Sunday, after which, there will be no further extension.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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