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

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Voter Information on Elections of Special Interest Groups

The Electoral Commission is mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995), Article 60, to organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda. In fulfillment of this mandate the Commission has embarked on preparations to conduct elections for Special Interest Groups (Youth, Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities) Committees/Councils at the Village/Cell, Parish/Ward, Subcounty/ Division/Municipal, District/Municipality and National level, 2020/2021 General Elections.

Special Interests Groups Elections will be conducted taking into consideration the Standard Operating Procedures put in place to control the spread of COVID – 19 by the Ministry of Health.

The category, level and mode of elections for Special Interest Groups

Category

Level

Mode of elections

Youth

Village/Cell, Parish/ Ward, Subcounty/ Town/Municipal Division and Municipality/City Division

Electoral College and lining up

District and National level

Electoral College and Secret ballot

Persons With Disabilities

Village/Cell, Parish/ Ward, Subcounty/ Town/Municipal Division and Municipality/City Division

Electoral College and lining up

 

District Level

Electoral College and Secret ballot

Older Persons

Village/Cell, Parish/ Ward, Subcounty/ Town/Municipal Division and Municipality/City Division

Electoral College and lining up

 

District and Regional level

Electoral College and Secret ballot

Persons With Disabilities

Village/Cell, Parish/ Ward, Subcounty/ Town/Municipal Division and Municipality/City Division

Electoral College and lining up

District Level

Electoral College and Secret ballot

Older Persons

Village/Cell, Parish/ Ward, Subcounty/ Town/Municipal Division and Municipality/City Division

Electoral College and lining up

District and Regional level

Electoral College and Secret ballot

The nomination requirements for Special Interest Groups are;
 

Youth

·       Is a Citizen of Uganda

·       A registered voter in the Youth Council Register

·       Has attained the age of 18 years and is below 30 years

·       Resides in the village/Cell

·       Willing to be a member of the village youth council for which the youth Committee is being elected

·       Nomination fees and academic qualifications are not a requirement

·       Due to the COVID - 19 situation all those accessing the nomination venue should wear face masks

Persons With Disabilities

  • Is a Citizen of Uganda
  • A registered voter in the PWD Council Register
  • Has attained the age of 18 years or above
  • Resides in the village/cell
  • Is a member of the PWD Council for which a PWD Committee is being elected
  • Nomination fees and academic qualifications are not a requirement Due to the COVID - 19 situation all those accessing the nomination venue should wear face masks

Older persons

  • Is a Citizen of Uganda
  • A registered voter in the Older Persons Council Register
  • Has attained the age of 60 years or above
  • Resides in the village/cell for village elections
  • Is a member of the Older Persons Council for which the older persons committee is being elected
  • Nomination fees and academic qualifications are not a requirement
  • Due to the COVID - 19 situation all those accessing the nomination venue should wear face masks

Nomination procedure

  1. Nominations of candidates for SIG elections shall be made by candidates submitting duly filled forms to the Returning officer in person
  2. Nomination papers shall be signed by the candidate and seconded by two registered SIG voters
  3. Nomination of candidates for SIGs elections may be made by a political party/organization
  4. No nomination fees are required for nomination of SIG committees
  5. No academic qualifications are required for nomination of SIG candidates
  6. Where only one candidate is nominated at close of nomination days, a person so nominated shall be declared elected unopposed
  7. Independent candidates must ensure that they select and are allocated symbols before leaving the nomination centre.

Programme and activities on polling day

On polling day the following measures should be observed;-

i. Washing Hands
ii. Wearing face masks
iii. Social distancing (at least two metres apart)

Vote counting and declaration of results

i. The Presiding officer and his/her assistants shall count the voters lining behind each candidate at the polling station

ii. In the case of a tie, the Presiding Officer shall, after a break of five minutes cause a repeat of the exercise by allowing voters line up behind the candidates that tied in the first position

iii. Each Presiding Officer shall immediately after counting or recounting declare elected candidate who has obtained the highest number of votes

 

 

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EC Concludes Display of the National Voters' Register

The Display of the National Voters’ Register ends today, Tuesday 10th March 2020, at all polling stations countrywide.

The Display exercise commenced on Wednesday 19th February 2020 at all the 34,344 polling stations in the country. The Commission further designated 19th – 28th February 2020 as the period for display of Voters’ Registers for Special Interest Groups (SIGs), namely, the Youths, Persons with Disability (PWD), and Older Persons at Village level. That exercise ended as well.

There shall be no extension of the Display exercise.

Following the conclusion of the Display, the Commission shall now proceed to display the lists of all persons recommended for deletion or inclusion by the Tribunal from the National Voters’ Register, for a period of ten (10) days, that is, from 11th to 20th March 2020 at each respective Parish/Ward Headquarter. The purpose of this exercise is to enable the public to scrutinize the above lists and any person who may have been wrongly recommended for deletion or inclusion to raise an objection to the Parish/Ward Tribunal.

The Parish/Ward Tribunal shall consider and make the final decision concerning the recommendations for inclusion, deletion, or correction made by the public. After the Parish Tribunal process, the Commission will collect all the data for preparation of the final National Voters’ Register in time for conducting the first cycle of elections under the General Elections Roadmap, namely, Elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Committees (Youths, Persons with Disability and Older Persons), which are scheduled for April 2020.

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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