According to the revised Electoral Roadmap, campaigns shall now be conducted starting today August 6 to Monday next week while polling will take place on different dates in all the 68,740 villages across Uganda.
The Electoral Commission has concluded nominating candidates for
Special Interests Groups (SIG) across the country.
According to Paul Bukenya, the deputy spokesperson of the
Electoral Commission, the exercise targeted candidates to represent Older
Persons, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Youth at Councils and Committees
at the Village/Cell level.
The exercise which commenced on July 29th ended on Wednesday at
the respective Sub County/Town Council/Municipal Division headquarters across
According to the revised Electoral Roadmap, campaigns shall now be
conducted starting today August 6 to Monday next week while polling will take
place on different dates in all the 68,740 villages across Uganda.
Polling for Village Older Persons Committees shall take place on
August 11, with a total of 1,701,518 older persons participating. Polling for
Village PWD Committees will take place on August 13, with a total of 382,577
participating while the village youth committees will take place on August
17, with 7,846,373 youths participating.
“The elections shall be conducted by voters lining behind
candidates’ portraits or candidates’ symbols or candidates’ agents or the
individual candidates of their choice,” Bukenya said. He added that all persons
participating in the elections shall be required to comply with guidelines
issued by the Electoral Commission per the Ministry of Health measures against
the spread of COVID-19.
“These include observing
social distancing, hand cleaning, and the wearing of masks,” Bukenya said.
According to the revised electoral roadmap, parliamentary candidates are to be
nominated in October while the presidential candidates will be nominated in
Uganda is expected to go to polls around January 10 2021. Parties
are currently busy identifying flag bearers with the NRM having already
nominated President Yoweri Museveni as their sole candidate. If he wins next
year’s election, he will have collectively ruled Uganda for 40 years having
shot to power in 1986.