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Double registration mars update of voters register in Nebbi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Double registration and low turn up of voters is hindering the on-going update of the national voters’ register in Nebbi district. The Electoral Commission- EC gazetted November 21st to December 16th 2019 for the update of the national voters’ register ahead of the 2021 general …

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EC extends deadline for update of National voters register

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission- EC has extended the deadline for update of the National Voter Register. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, the EC Chairman Simon Byabakama said the exercise has been extended for five more days, starting from Thursday 12th and ending Monday 16th December 2019. …

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Court consolidates suits against electoral commission chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Justice Musa Ssekaana has merged two suits seeking to force the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama out of office for alleged failure to resign from the Court of Appeal. According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, Male …

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People’s government petitions court to kick EC chairperson out of office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The People’s Government has filed an application in the High Court seeking for orders to remove Electoral Commission chairperson Simon Byabakama from office. President Museveni appointed Byabakama in 2016 replacing Dr Badru Kiggundu. Addressing a press conference at their office at Katonga on Friday, …

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NRM wins Hoima woman MP by-election

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Harriet Mugeny Businge has been declared winner of the hotly contested Hoima Woman MP by-election. Businge of the National Resistance Movement was declared winner at 3:30 am on Friday. She polled 33,301 votes beating Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change who garnered 28,789 …

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Electoral commission boss welcomes proposed electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama has welcomed the proposed electoral reforms, saying they will ease the operations of the commission and ensure a better electoral process. According to Justice Byabakama, the Commission was consulted and made some inputs in the proposed electoral reforms. …

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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 needs UGX 861 billion for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission will need 861 billion Shillings to organize the 2021 general elections, more than double the amount of 419 billion Shilling spent to organize the 2016 general elections. The budget was announced by the Electoral Commission Secretary Sam Rwakoojo during the launch of …

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THIS WEEK: LC elections suspended again

THIS WEEK: LC elections suspended again Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission on Oct.13 suspended Local Council (LC) elections following two court orders calling for halting the exercise. The suspended elections include those for women councils which were supposed to happen on November 14 and local council administrative …

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