By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Kaabong District
The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Kaabong District occurred when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of former MP Tubo Christine Nakwang. As required by law, a Parliamentary by-election must be conducted within sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.
The Commission received the notice on 27th June 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 28th August 2017.
Accordingly, the Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the by-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Kaabong District.
The programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from Friday 4th to Monday 7th August, 2017, at update stations in each parish in Kaabong District.
The Commission has appointed Monday 7th August 2017 as the cut-off date for registration of voters in Kaabong. Registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Kaabong will not be conducted after this date.
The display of Voters’ Register will be conducted from Monday 14th to Friday 18thAugust 2017 at all the polling stations in Kaabong.
The nomination of candidates for the respective elective positions will be conducted on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th August 2017 at Kaabong District Headquarters.
Campaigns will be held from Thursday 10th August to Friday 25th August 2017 and polling will take place on Monday 28th August 2017.
All stakeholders in Kaabong District are urged to note that during this by-election programme, no fundraising activities shall be allowed in the district. The purpose of this ban is to allow a leveled-ground for all candidates in the race.
For avoidance of doubt, this ban takes effect from Monday 7th August 2017, which is the cut-off date for registration of voters and transfer of voting location in Kaabong District, and will continue until polling day. Those found to be contravening the law shall be dealt with accordingly.