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Kumi candidates disagree on the relocation of tally center

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates for the Kumi municipality MP seat have contested the relocation of the tally center from the District Council Hall to the District Registrar’s office located at Tank Ward, South division in Kumi municipality. The relocation of the tally center was announced on Friday as …

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Ban of cameras at polling stations is hiding transparency-Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party presidential candidate, Gregory Mugisha Muntu has said that the Electoral Commission’s ban on the use of cameras and smartphones at the polling stations is aimed at concealing transparency during voting exercise. Last week, the Electoral Commission announced a …

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ELECTORAL COMMISSION: No photographs while voting

📌 Election offences and penalties ✳ Voting on behalf of another person (living or dead) ▶ Prison 5 years ✳ Preventing a person from voting  ▶ Fine sh100,000 ✳ Voting more than once is an offence and on conviction ▶ Fine sh500,000 ✳ Refusing to have one’s fingers to be inspected ▶ Fine sh100,000 ✳ Election …

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Candidates oppose ban on cameras, smartphones at polling stations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A cross-section of political Candidates in Ankole region has opposed the move by the Electoral Commission to ban the use of cameras and smartphones within polling stations.  It had earlier been reported that the Electoral Commission had banned the use of cameras and smartphones in …

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Political parties in final recruitment drive for polling agents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political party leaders in Luweero district have intensified the recruitment exercise for polling station agents ahead of general elections next week. On Wednesday night, the Electoral Commission delivered election materials for 471 polling stations located in Luweero district. The Electoral Commission has also completed …

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Unsealed ballot boxes worry opposition leaders in Iganga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition leaders in Iganga district have accused Electoral Commission-EC officials of failure to use strong seals on the ballot boxes which they say creates suspicion of possible vote rigging before the polling day. It was observed that out of the 323 ballot boxes received at …

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EC delivers election materials in Luweero with broken seals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition leaders in Luweero district have expressed concerns over the delivery of election materials with broken seals. On Wednesday at 9:30 pm, the Electoral Commission delivered election materials for 471 polling stations for Luweero district to its offices located in Luweero town council ahead of …

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Search on for MP Odonga Otto after he escapes from police custody

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Aruu County Member of Parliament, Odonga Otto is wanted by police for escaping from lawful custody. The legislator was picked up by officers from Awere Police Station in Awere trading center in Pader district on allegations of violating the Electoral Commission guidelines on campaigning …

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