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EC sets date for Omoro county by-election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has set May 26 as the date for the Omoro County by-elections. The seat fell vacant last month following the death of MP and former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. According to a letter dated April 6, 2022, written by the Secretary to the …

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Elections, complaints delayed relocation of EC offices: Bukenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is yet to conclude plans to relocate from its offices at Jinja road to pave way for the construction of the Kampala Fly Over Project. The relocation process started way back in 2016. However, it faced different challenges including a lack of finances …

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EC blames police for coordinating illegal procession in Kayunga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has blamed police for assisting the National Resistance Movement-NRM party conduct a big procession in the district before the official campaigning date in the Kayunga LC5 by-election. EC started nomination of candidates vying for the office of LC5 chairperson in Kayunga to …

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By-elections: Electoral commission starts display of voter registers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has today started the display of the National Voters’ Register in different electoral areas where by-elections for Local Government councils are scheduled to be held. Paul Bukenya, the Electoral Commission acting spokesperson says that the public display for the voters’ register officially …

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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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