The Electoral Commission today confirmed all is set for residual elections of Local government councils May 31, 2016 in 109 districts. The commission has set aside sh5 billion to fund the elections.
The chairperson Electoral Commission Badru Kiggundu released the approved programme on residual elections in May, starting with nominations of candidates at Sub county, county and district headquarters from May 9 to 10, campaigns and polling day for professional bodies in KCCA on 9 and consultative meetings engaging the Returning officers and stakeholders on 11.
Returning officers meet with candidates to harmonize campaign programs and formation of liaison committees on May 11, campaigns at 12 to 29, polling day for regional representatives of older persons on 17,training of polling officials at respective sub counties. Finally polling day for local government residual elections and tallying of results on 31.
The delayed elections will take place due to failure to conclude them in the recent national elections held in February. Reasons for the delay include the death of some contestants (candidates), incidents of violence and no candidates nominated in some places.
Kiggundu gave a word of thanks to the public for fulfilling their national duty of voting and turning up in big numbers. The commission is yet to officially receive reports from accredited number of local and International observers so that they can consider recommendations to improve operations efficiently.