The Electoral Commission (EC) has started displaying the National Voters’ Register in preparation for conducting by-elections for Local Government Councils in electoral areas across the country where vacancies exist. During these by-elections, a total of 56 vacancies for Chairpersons and Councilors, which occurred as a result of deaths and resignations, will be filled in various Local Government Councils in 26 districts across the country.
The Commission Spokesperson, Paul Bukenya said on Monday that the Register will be publicly displayed for a period of ten days, starting today, Monday 11th July and ending on Wednesday 20th July 2022.
During this exercise, Voters’ Registers for the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be displayed in particular electoral areas where vacancies for the respective positions exist: Register for the Youths; Registers of Persons with Disability (PWD); and, Registers of Older Persons.
“The purpose of this display exercise is to enable voters to check for the correctness of their particulars on the respective Voters’ Register,” Bukenya said.
“After the display exercise, the lists of all persons recommended for deletion from/or inclusion on the Voters’ Register will also be displayed for a period of six days, that is, from 22nd to 27th July 2022, at the respective parish/ward headquarters within the affected electoral areas,” he added. The nomination of candidates for the by-elections will be conducted on 3rd and 4th August, 2022, while the campaigns will take place from 6th to 16th August, 2022.
Polling for Councilors representing Special Interest Groups (SIGs) shall take place on 17th August, 2022, while the polling for Chairpersons and Councilors shall take place on 18th August, 2022 at polling stations in the affected electoral areas.