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Could mountains of mail-in ballots spark U.S. election chaos?

Washington, US | XINHUA | This election year could well see the largest number of mail-in ballots in recent memory, and many fear that could cause chaos on election night. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many Americans fret over going to the polls in person, fearing that close contact with …

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NRM officials worried about members opting to run as independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of National Resistance Movement-NRM party members opting to run as independents in Mukono district in the next general election is giving the party officials headache. The officials are worried that the decision by the party members to go independent will …

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NRM cancels Gulu district Woman MP results over malpractices

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Results for three aspirants in the National Resistance Movement – NRM party primaries for the Gulu district Women Parliamentary seat have been cancelled following allegations of election malpractice. George Obwola Ebola, the party’s district election officer says the invalidation of the election results follows anomalies …

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NRM to disqualify candidates involved in violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the NRM Electoral Commission has said that candidates involved in election violence risk being disqualified from the party primaries. Speaking to journalists at the NRM Electoral Commission at Plot 13 Kyadondo road in Kampala on Tuesday, Odoi said …

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Besigye leaves vacuum FDC cannot fill – Mao

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by Dr. Kiiza Besigye not to run for presidency in the 2021 general election is the biggest test for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, the Democratic Party President general Norbert Mao has observed. The four time presidential candidate and former …

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Village youths leaders want EC to reduce voting time

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The newly elected Village Youths Committee leaders and voters have asked the Electoral Commission to reduce the voting hours in the next round of elections for Special Interest Groups. The youth leaders say that the time allotted during the election of village youth committees on Monday …

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Youth council elections in Busia municipality halted over chaos

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Election Officials in Busia district have halted the election for youth Councils in Eastern Division, Busia Municipality over chaos. The elections in both Mawero East A and Marachi parishes were marred with chaos after supporters of some of the candidates started throwing stones at their opponents …

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New Zealand election to be delayed to Oct. 17 due to COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed on Monday that the general election will be held on Oct. 17, four weeks after Sept. 19 when the poll was originally scheduled for. “The Electoral Commission, via the Ministry of Justice, has advised me that a safe …

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