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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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Electoral Commission asks for pay rise

Staff of Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) on Friday petitioned the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over a salary increment. They also complained that the Standard Gauge Railway is going to displace them from their headquarters. In their petition brought to the speaker by the EC’s commissioners and Secretary Sam Rwakojjo, they …

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ANALYSIS: New EC, old problems

Museveni’s new team at Electoral Commission in trouble even before it starts work When outgoing Electoral Commission Chairman Baddru Kigundu announced the Presidential election results on Feb. 20, there was a sizable backlash from a cross-section of Ugandans. Many of them did not believe the results were a true reflection …

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