The Electoral Commission has embarked on a voter education outreach programme in primary schools, secondary schools and institutions of higher learning to sensitize the pupils and students on elections in order to enhance their participation. This is in accordance with Article 61, (g) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda as amended which mandates the Commission to formulate and implement voter educational programmes relating to elections. In conducting its work, the Commission is guided by its vision “To be a Model Institution and Centre of Excellence in Election Management” and mission” To efficiently organize, conduct and supervise regular free, fair and transparent Elections and Referenda to enhance Democracy and Good Governance “.
Objectives of the outreach
- To equip pupils and students with electoral information in order to enhance their participation in elections.
- To sensitize pupils and students about their rights and responsibilities in the electoral process.
- To enhance understanding of the electoral process and laws governing elections.