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Opposition Constitutional Amendment proposals restrictive, discriminatory – Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission (EC) has opposed several constitutional amendments proposed by the opposition in the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which directly affects its operations. In its proposals tabled by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba, the opposition suggests to among others amendment of Article 60 to …

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Attorney General, EC agree to review voter registration period

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General William Byaruhanga has undertaken to review legal provisions concerning registration of voters with a view of coming up with a reasonable deadline that will allow more people to qualify for voting in the 2021 general election. Byaruhanga said that this is an …

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EC seeks UGX 100b for biometric voter verification machines

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission has said that the commission requires 100 billion shillings to procure bio-metric system machines for the 2021 presidential and parliamentary elections. The 2021 general elections will be the second time Uganda uses the Biometric …

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Finance officials grilled over borrowing to finance 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Planning David Bahati together with the Finance Ministry Director Budget Kenneth Mugambe on Thursday came under criticism over the move to borrow funds to finance activities for the 2021 general elections. Minister Bahati and Mugambe had appeared before the Legal …

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Delayed funding could affect 2021 elections-Byabakama

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission has said that further delay to allocate money for elections may affect the electoral process. The call was made on Thursday by the Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, chairperson Electoral Commission who presented the 2020/2021 national budget framework paper …

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EC wants powers to ban presidential candidates who flout electoral laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama has sought a provision giving them power to ban campaigns of any presidential candidate who flouts electoral laws and guidelines. Byabakama was on Thursday appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently collecting views …

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