3/01/2017: Update on Preparations for Conducting Elections of Administrative Units (LC I and LC II) and Women Councils/Committees, 2017

The Electoral Commission wishes to update members of the general public on conducting of elections of Administrative Units Level (LC I and LC II) and Women Councils and Committees, (Village to National level) as follows:

In accordance with Section 101 of The Local Governments Act, 1997 (as amended), the Electoral Commission drew a programme and budget for the elections of LC I and LC II and Women Councils/Committees. Arising out of the budget, the Government requested the Commission to identify areas in various laws governing the elections that could be amended to reduce the budget for conducting the elections.

Accordingly, the Commission through the line Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs submitted her proposals to the government for consideration.

In view of the above, the commencement of the electoral programme now awaits consideration and approval by Government of the proposed areas for amendment and the revised budget.

Please note that the Commission has not issued any guidelines nor appointed/gazetted the dates for purposes of conducting the above elections.


Sam A. Rwakoojo

Secretary, Electoral Commission

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017