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In Bundibugyo, 39,416 registered voters missed presidential election

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 39,416 registered voters in Bundibugyo District did not take part in the presidential election exercise this year. The area has 113,472 registered voters across the 298 polling stations in the sub-counties of Bwamba and Bughendera. According to the Declaration of Results forms …

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National Youth delegates reject voting, demand for UGX 2 million each

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A standoff has ensued between Electoral Commission and 430 National Youth delegates in Arua over money. The delegates from all corners of Uganda converged at Mvara Secondary School in Arua city from yesterday to elect their national representatives to the 11th Parliament. However, the election …

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SPCs protest delayed payment in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Special Police Constables-SPCs who were deployed to provide security during the presidential and local council elections in Hoima city and Hoima district are grumbling over what they call delayed payment of their allowances. A large group stormed the Hoima city Electoral Commission offices in Kijungu, …

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Campaign time was too short for presidential race – Kalembe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nancy Kalembe Linda, the lone female candidate in the Ugandan presidential race this year believes that she would have emerged the victor if the campaign period was longer than two months. Kalembe says that the limited time within which presidential candidates had to reach the …

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Kampala central division polling assistants cry out for their pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some 756 polling agents who have been manning the polls in Kampala Central division for the Electoral Commission (EC) have not been paid for their work. The polling agents are demanding for training allowances for one day of 10,000 shillings each and 80,000 shillings for …

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Polling stations in Wakiso report missing ballot papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several polling stations in Wakiso district on Wednesday reported missing ballot papers from the booklets. According to Electoral Commission, each ballot booklet must have a total of 50 papers. However, at some polling stations visited by our reporter, some booklets had 30 to 40 papers …

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Biometric voter verification machines slow down polling in Jinja city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Biometric Voter Verification Kits-BVVK machines have contributed to the slow pace of voting at the different polling stations within Jinja city. Most of the BVVK machines experienced network breakdown and voters would spend close to seven minutes verifying their details before being cross-checked in …

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Voters shun local government elections in Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Kira municipality and Kasangati town council, two of the constituencies that overwhelmingly voted for National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu have shunned the district chairperson and councillor elections. At a number of polling stations visited by URN such as Luteete, Magere, …

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Polls called off in Sembabule over misallocation of symbols

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local council elections have been called off in some parts of Sembabule district following a mismatch in the particulars of candidates as reflected on the ballot papers. The affected areas include Mateete sub county and Semababule town council. In Sembabule town council, Joseph Ssenyondo an …

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