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Biometric voter verification machines slow down polling in Jinja city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Biometric Voter Verification Kits-BVVK machines have contributed to the slow pace of voting at the different polling stations within Jinja city. Most of the BVVK machines experienced network breakdown and voters would spend close to seven minutes verifying their details before being cross-checked in …

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Buganda demands ‘visibly free’, non-violent election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom has tasked the Electoral Commission to organize a ‘visibly free and fair election’ so that the results can in turn be accepted by the general public. Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda made the demand during his address to journalists …

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ELECTORAL COMMISSION: No photographs while voting

📌 Election offences and penalties ✳ Voting on behalf of another person (living or dead) ▶ Prison 5 years ✳ Preventing a person from voting  ▶ Fine sh100,000 ✳ Voting more than once is an offence and on conviction ▶ Fine sh500,000 ✳ Refusing to have one’s fingers to be inspected ▶ Fine sh100,000 ✳ Election …

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MUSEVENI: No one will destabilize Uganda

Ugandans should go and vote in peace and decide your leaders because it is your constitutional right – Museveni Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today said that no one will destabilize Uganda after the January 14 elections. Speaking in Mityana district where he had gone …

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VOTER EDUCATION: The role of the president

📌 Duties of the President include ✅ Head of state, Head of government, Commander in chief of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces and Fountain of Honour; ✅ Take precedence over all persons in Uganda; ✅ Head of the Executive arm of Government. Executive authority is vested in the President; ✅ Execute and …

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