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EC demands Statements on Election Results Anomalies from Returning Officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission -EC has directed District Returning Officers to obtain “written statements from presiding officers” as a first step to getting to the bottom of the statistical anomalies arising from the declared results from the January 14th Presidential elections. EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya told …

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EC declares new candidate in Ngora county

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has declared the National Resistance Movement- NRM candidate Juliet Achayo Lodou as the winner for Ngora county parliamentary seat after the complete tally of all the 65 polling stations in the county. Ngora District Returning Officer Peter Toddu had declared the incumbent, …

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Isingiro North MP candidate petitions EC over Rwamirama’s academic papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Isingiro North County MP candidate Nicholas Atuhairwe has petitioned the Electoral Commission contesting the academic documents of the National Resistance Movement- NRM party candidate, and State Minister for Agriculture, Rwamirama Bright. In his petition, Atuhairwe who is contesting on the FDC party ticket says …

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EC demands for unprofessional security officials to be penalized

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has condemned the unprofessional acts of violence that are being committed by security personnel during campaigns ahead of the 2021 elections. The unprofessional violent acts target several supporters of candidates, the media, and political candidates contesting for various positions in the …

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43 candidates nominated for special interest group parliamentary elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has nominated 43 candidates for the 20 Special Interest Group parliamentary seats. The constitution creates five categories of Special Interest Groups, which include the Elderly, the Youth, and People with Disabilities, Workers and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.    Other than the …

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Electoral Commission trains officials on handling digital tallying equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Close to 100 Electoral Commission-EC officials have undergone training on the use of electronic vote tallying display equipment ahead of the 2021 general elections. The training targeted Information Communication and Technology officers, returning officers and their assistants. The training follows the purchase of video walls …

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John Katumba to return to big towns in final campaign lap

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With less than a month left to the January polls, independent candidate John Katumba has amended his campaign schedule to enable him to return to big cities and towns for the final lap. Some of the cities and towns where the youngest candidate in the …

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EC sets dates for nomination of special interest parliamentary candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has set dates for the nominations of parliamentary candidates for special interest groups. According to the commission, the nomination of candidates for workers, youths, persons with disabilities and older persons parliamentary representatives will take place on Dec 22nd and 23rd, 2020. The …

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