Paul Bukenya, the Electoral Commission Acting Spokesperson says that the public display for the voters’ register officially starts today and will run for the next 10 days until 17th November. He says that the exercise is to help the electoral body clean up the voters’ register.
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.
Bukenya, the Electoral Commission Acting Spokesperson says that the public
display for the voters’ register officially starts today and will run for the
next 10 days until 17th November. He says that the exercise is to
help the electoral body clean up the voters’ register.
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that the exercise is important since it will the electoral body's register to
use during the nomination of candidates on 29th and 30th
November and later on, during the Special Interest Groups Councilors’ and district
Chairpersons elections on 15th and 16th December,
a recent statement issued by the Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon
Byabakama, the display of the register in areas where vacancies exist begins at
8:00am and end at 6:00 pm at all polling stations in the affected electoral
areas on each of the appointed dates, including weekends.
of this display exercise is to enable voters to check for the correctness of
their particulars on the Voters’ Register, confirm that their photographs
appear against correct particulars on the register, raise objections to the
inclusion or removal of a voter’s particulars from the register, report to the Display
Officer for removal of those who have died, under 18 years, those who reside or
originate from a parish other than the one they are registered in and those who
appear more than once on the Voters’ Register,” reads part of the statement.
says that during the display period, the Commission will also issue temporary
Voter Location Slips (VLS) to voters, to enable them conveniently locate their
respective polling station on polling day.
display exercise, the Electoral Commission shall for a period of 6 days also
display the lists of all persons recommended for deletion from the National
Voters’ Register from 18th to 23rd November at the
respective Parish or Ward Headquarters within the said electoral areas.
of this supplementary display exercise is to enable any person who may have
been wrongly recommended for deletion to raise an objection to the Parish or
The Parish or Ward Tribunal shall consider and make the final
decision concerning recommendations for inclusion, deletion, or correction made
by the public,” says Byabakama.