Upon arrival at the polling station, voters are expected to join a queue and access a handwashing sanitizing zone. From here, they will go to the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) table for verification. This process involves confirming if the person is of voting age and that their names appear on the voter's register.
Ugandan voters will to through 12 procedures before leaving
the polling station as they vote for a President and Members of Parliament on Thursday,
According to the Electoral Commission, the Polling Stations will
be opened at 7 a.m. in the presence of at least 10 voters, polling officials
and agents of each of the candidates.
Upon arrival at the polling station, voters are expected to
join a queue and access a handwashing sanitizing zone. From here, they will go
to the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) table for verification. This process involves confirming if the person is of voting age and that their names appear on the voter's register.
It is after this process that they will be given a ballot
paper with a list of presidential candidates. There are eleven candidates in the
race this year, the highest number in Uganda’s history. With the ballot paper, the voter will proceed to a basin and choose their presidential candidate with either a tick or use a thumbprint
and then fold the ballot paper before proceeding to cast it in a sealed ballot
This marks the first round of activity. The second is a
repeat of the process, and it starts with the polling Assistant (PA) issuing the ballot paper in the presence of polling agents.
The voter will then get a ballot paper with all directly
elected members of parliament for that constituency, get to another basin and
tick their candidate before folding the ballot paper and casting it in a sealed
ballot box. The voter will then proceed to vote the Woman Member of
Parliament at another point within the polling station. Here the voter will find another polling Assistant
with agents of the candidates and receive the last ballot paper for
the day, on which all candidates contesting for the position will
With this ballot box, they will again proceed to the basin, tick their candidate and then
cast the ballot into the sealed ballot box for Woman Member of Parliament
The voter will then go to a table where a polling Assistant will
be located to sign them out of the polling station. The process ends with indelible ink, stained on the before going back to the hand sanitizing and washing
centre before getting out of the polling station.
After polling, they can observe at a distance of not less than
200 meters. According, to Paul Bukenya, the Electoral Commission spokesperson, to maintain order, voters are expected to leave after casting their ballot.
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Doreen Musiime, the Kampala Central Assistant Election
Administrator says all polling officials have been trained before their
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However, several voters have expressed ignorance about
the voting procedures, while some still have no idea about their voter
locations. Simon Kaweesi, a voter from Rubaga division, says he has
never been educated about the voting process.
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Sarah Musubika, a resident of Kawempe division says that apart
from knowing the voting day for presidents, she does not know much of what will
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The polling station will also publish general procedures for
the election day process at polling stations including the setting up and
supplying of polling stations. The relevant information includes the hours of operation, lay-out
inside the polling station, number of ballot boxes, the flow of voters and
necessary supply of voting materials like ballots and indelible ink.