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Double registration mars update of voters register in Nebbi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Double registration and low turn up of voters is hindering the on-going update of the national voters’ register in Nebbi district. The Electoral Commission- EC gazetted November 21st to December 16th 2019 for the update of the national voters’ register ahead of the 2021 general …

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Court rejects EC’s request in prisoners voting case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The High Court has overruled an objection raised by the Electoral Commission in a case wanted an interim application seeking to have Ugandans in the Diaspora and prisoners allowed to participate in the voting process. On Wednesday, the lawyer for Electoral Commission Hamid Lugolobi asked …

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EC extends deadline for update of National voters register

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission- EC has extended the deadline for update of the National Voter Register. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, the EC Chairman Simon Byabakama said the exercise has been extended for five more days, starting from Thursday 12th and ending Monday 16th December 2019. …

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MPs want voter verification exercise reviewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has urged the Electoral Commission to review the on-going voter verification exercise to ensure all eligible people vote in the 2021 general elections. Oulanyah made the appeal on Wednesday after Arua Woman Member of Parliament Maurine Osoru raised a matter …

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Court consolidates suits against Electoral Commission chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Justice Musa Ssekaana has merged two suits seeking to force the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama out of office for alleged failure to resign from the Court of Appeal. According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, …

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Court consolidates suits against electoral commission chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Justice Musa Ssekaana has merged two suits seeking to force the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama out of office for alleged failure to resign from the Court of Appeal. According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, Male …

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National IDs not essential for 2021 polls- Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | All voters must get their details updated in the National Voters Register as a guarantee that they participate in the 2021 general elections. The call was made this morning by the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, saying that owning a National Identity …

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People’s government petitions court to kick EC chairperson out of office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The People’s Government has filed an application in the High Court seeking for orders to remove Electoral Commission chairperson Simon Byabakama from office. President Museveni appointed Byabakama in 2016 replacing Dr Badru Kiggundu. Addressing a press conference at their office at Katonga on Friday, …

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