It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you back to the premises of the Electoral Commission after almost three months of low-key electoral activity. I thank you for responding to our invitation, and the support you have rendered to the Commission during the period when electoral activities have been suspended due to public health safety concerns, arising out of the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected the whole world, Uganda inclusive.
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.
In preparation for the 2020-2021 General Elections, and in accordance with Section 25 of the Electoral Commission Act (Cap 140), the Electoral Commission has appointed 19th February – 10th March 2020 as the period for the Display of the National Voters’ Register.
The display of the Voters’ Register shall begin at 8:00 am and end at 6:00 pm on each of the appointed dates including weekends, at all polling stations throughout Uganda.
The Electoral Commission has noted a fictitious vacancy announcement circulating on various social media platforms calling for applications to fill positions within its structure at the district level, that is, Sub County Supervisor, Parish Supervisor and Enrollment Officers.
The Electoral Commission would like to inform and warn the general public that this is a fake job announcement designed and placed by fraudulent persons with the intention of misleading and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public.
The Electoral Commission informs the general public that the exercise for general update of the National Voters’ Register ends today, Monday 23rd 2019, at all registration/update centers countrywide.
The general update exercise commenced on Thursday 21st November 2019, and was scheduled to end on 11th December 2019 but was extended for an additional five days (12th December - 16th December 2019, and a further extension of seven days, from 17th December to 23rd December 2019.
The Electoral Commission has decided to further extend the update period from tomorrow Tuesday 17th December 2019 for seven (7) more days, ending on Monday 23rd December 2019, after which, there will be no further extension.
This exercise will continue to be conducted at update stations in each parish throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, throughout the extended period, including weekends.
The Electoral Commission is undertaking the update of the National Voters’ Register for purposes of the 2020/2021 General Elections. The general update exercise commenced on Thursday 21st November 2019 and was scheduled to close tomorrow, Wednesday 11th December 2019.
General Update of the National Voters’ Register, Thursday 21st November – Wednesday 11th December 2019
In accordance with Article 61 (1)(e) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (as amended), and Sections 18 and 19 of the Electoral Commission Act (Cap 140), the Electoral Commission will conduct a General Update of the National Voters’ Register, in preparation for the 2020-2021 General Elections.
In preparation for the 2020-2021 General Elections, the Electoral Commission will conduct a nationwide exercise as follows:
- Verify the particulars of voters on the National Voters’ Register at the village level; and,
- Identify all Persons with Disability (PWDs) in each village.
The verification and identification exercise will be conducted in all villages throughout Uganda from Monday 21st October to Monday 28th October 2019.
The Electoral Commission has noted with concern that upon conclusion of Parliamentary and Local Government by-elections in Hoima and Kaabong Districts, a lot of talk and social media reports have focused on the by-election in Hoima District.