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ELECTORAL COMMISSION: Voters register, not IDs, will be key

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Electoral Commission is set re-organize polling stations, and warned that no one not on the voter’s register will be allowed to vote, even if they have national identity cards. The commission vice chairperson, Hajat Aisha Lubega disclosed this during a meeting with electoral officials …

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NRM party primaries flop in Kaabong

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM Party primary elections in the Kaabong Woman MP by-election flopped. The elections were to take place yesterday, according to Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the NRM electoral commission. However, several voters remained stranded at polling stations across the district with …

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EC bans street processions ahead of polls in Hoima, Kaabong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has banned street processions in Hoima and Kaabong districts, as the areas await polls, slated for September 26, 2019. The electorate will be voting for woman representatives in Parliament and local government committees. The Parliamentary seats in the two districts fell …

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Electoral commission not independent enough – LOP Betty Aol

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ochan has clashed with the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byakagaba over the independence of the electoral body in the run up to 2021 general elections. Aol says the Electoral Commission is not independent enough …

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EC bans fundraising in Nebbi district by-elections

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Electoral Commission has banned fundraising activities during the by-elections for the Nebbi district LC V Chairperson and lower local government officials. The Nebbi LC V chairperson William Esrom Alenyo succumbed to accident injuries at Mulago National Regional Referral Hospital on September 25th, 2018. Electoral Commission …

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UGX 200bn allocated for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Government has allocated 223 billion shillings for the implementation of the Electoral Roadmap for the 2021 General Elections. This was revealed by the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija on Thursday during the presentation of the budget for financial year 2019/2020. …

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EC on the spot over voter education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC is on the spot over for ignoring vote education ahead of the 2021 polls. Although voter education is a continuous process, several voters interviewed by URN in Mbale town, says the electoral body is no show. Most of the respondent, say they have …

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Genuine electoral reforms needed

The Supreme Court in 2016 noted the need for electoral reforms and made a number of recommendations COMMENT | MICHAEL ABONEKA | Uganda will go to polls again in 2021 which is barely two years from now. The electioneering year will start next year (2020) as the Electoral Commission and some …

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Muntu’s alliance for national transformation party finally registered

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission Secretary, Sam Rwakoojo, has issued a registration certificate to Gen. Mugisha Muntu’s new political party, Alliance for National Transformation – ANT. The certificate, which our reporter has seen, is dated April 25, 2019. Rwakoojo says the certificate was issued in accordance with the …

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