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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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Odonga Otto collapses while recording statement at police, hospitalized

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Aruu County Member of Parliament, Samuel Odonga Otto is hospitalised at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital after collapsing while recording a statement at Pader Central Police Station.  Otto reportedly collapsed at around 6 pm on Tuesday evening while being interrogation in the office of the …

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EC conducts elections in non functional sub counties and town councils

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apac district authorities have raised concern over the decision by the Electoral Commission to conduct elections in newly created town councils and sub counties. Government recently created 364 sub-counties, 352 town councils and 10 cities country wide with the aim of taking services closer to …

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EC moves Kalangala tally center to district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has relocated the Kalangala tally center from its offices in Kizzi village, Kalangala town council to the district council hall. The district registrar, Edmund Misango says the move is to allow for the observance of the standard operating procedures-SOPs to contain the spread …

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Vote rigging tricks revealed to polling agents in Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates and their agents have identified a number of ways through which they allege that rigging may be done. In a training for some polling agents in Wakiso district, the chief facilitator Godfrey Mpagi said that the ways through which the voting exercise is rigged …

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