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MPs want presidential, parliamentary polls conducted last

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has adopted a recommendation from its Committee on Human Rights that tasked the Electoral Commission to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections last in the cycle. Committee Chairperson, Fox Odoi Oywelowo said the changes will guarantee interest in the local government elections which have historically suffered …

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Election body seeks extra Shs 20 billion for Women Council polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi, has been directed to prepare a statutory instrument intended extend the time of office of the Women Councils. “There is a political vacuum and we need this to be resolved. Can we have that document by next Tuesday?” Speaker …

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EC blacklists presiding officers implicated in malpractices in Busongora South

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has blacklisted eight presiding officers in Busongora South County who were implicated in malpractices in last year’s parliamentary elections. The presiding officers were from four polling stations of Busunga, Hamukungu, Katunguru Primary School, and Quran primary school where irregularities were reported. Addressing candidates …

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EC at crossroads over Gogonyo county by-election

Paliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is at crossroads over the failure of the National Unity Platform candidate Joseph Opolot Okoboi to submit an official notice for his withdrawal from the Gogonyo County parliamentary race. Two of the three candidates who were nominated to contest in the by-election announced …

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Unregistered mosques won’t participate in UMSC elections: Luwero Kadhi

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only registered mosques and their faithfuls will be allowed to participate in the forthcoming nationwide Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC polls. According to the drafted roadmap by UMSC, mosque committee elections will take place on September 29th, county elections on October 6th, and district polls on October …

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1,600 new voters registered for Soroti East by-election

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has registered an additional 1,679 voters for the Soroti East by-election. In the 2021 general elections, Soroti City East Division had 34,784 registered voters, but the number has now increased to 36,481 voters. During the update of the National Voters’ Register that was …

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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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EC suspends women council elections roadmap

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has suspended the program for women council and committee elections due to lack of funds. In February, the Electoral Commission issued a roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of Women Councils and Committees from the …

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NUP petitions EC over intimidation, manipulation of voters register

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders in Masaka city have petitioned the Electoral Commission over intimidation and interference of security personnel in the ongoing exercise to compile the voters register ahead of women’s elections. The NUP leadership has asked the Electoral Commission to reign over what …

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