The Electoral Commission (EC) has started displaying the National Voters’ Register in preparation for conducting by-elections for Local Gov’t Councils in electoral areas across the country where vacancies exist.
During these by-elections, 56 slots for chairpersons and councillors, which occurred as a result of deaths and resignations, will be filled in various local government councils within twenty-six (26) districts across the country.
According to the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, the display of the Voters Register is to enable voters to check for the correctness of their particulars on the respective registers.
The register will be publicly displayed for a period of ten days, starting today, Monday, July 11 and ending on Wednesday, July 20 2022.
“The display exercise will begin at 8:00 am and end at 6:00 pm on each day, including weekends, at each polling station in the affected electoral areas across the country,” he said.
After the display exercise, Paul Bukenya, the EC spokesperson said that the lists of all persons recommended for deletion from/or inclusion on the voters’ register will also be displayed for a period of 6 days, from 22nd to 27th July 2022, at the respective parish/ward headquarters within the affected electoral areas.
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.
The commission said polling for councillors representing Special Interest Groups (SIGs) shall take place on 17th August 2022, while the polling for chairpersons and councillors shall take place on 18th August 2022 at polling stations in the affected electoral areas.