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28/4/2015 Extension of General Update of the National Voters’ Register, to 4th May, 2015

Due to higher numbers of the applicants at the update centers since the beginning of this week, the Electoral Commission has found it necessary and taken a decision to extend the update period from 30th April to 4th May, 2015, after which, there will be no further extension. ... More

20/4/2015 Progress of General Update of the National Voters’ Register, 2015

Today, the Commission will update you on the progress of the general update exercise, and other matters related to the implementation of the Roadmap for 2015-2016 General Elections, on the following:

  • Retiring the National Voters’ Register Used During 2010-2011 General Elections
  • Condemnation of Acts of Extortion by Update Officials
  • Delay of Submission of Names of Members of Workers’ Organisations
  • Funding of Political Parties and Organisations ... More

2/4/2015 Call for Applications for Accreditation as International and National Election Observers

For purposes of transparency, the Electoral Commission shall accredit international and national observers to observe the various activities that are to be undertaken during the electoral process for 2015/2016 General Elections.

The Commission, therefore, invites written expressions of interest from individuals, duly registered national organisations and institutions, who wish to observe the said processes....More

1/4/2015 General Update Of The National Voters’ Register, 7th – 30th April, 2015

In fulfillment of Article 61 (1)(e) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (as amended), the Electoral Commission will conduct a general update of the National Voters’ Register, in preparation for the 2015-2016 General Elections.

The Electoral Commission is in the process of compiling a National Voters’ Register for purposes of the 2015-2016 General Elections, and for this purpose, extracted the data containing the particulars of registered and verified Ugandan citizens from the National Identification Register.... more

1/4/2015 Gazzetted Polling Stations for 2015-2016 General Elections

The electoral Commission has gazzetted polling stations for the 2015/2016 General Elections. *Download Polling Stations

1/4/2015 Release of The Revised Roadmap for 2015-2016 General Elections

The Electoral Commission has approved a revised Roadmap for the 2015-2016 General Elections. The Commission calls upon all stakeholders in the electoral process to take note of the various activities that will be conducted under the Roadmap, and especially the respective timelines, so that they participate accordingly. ....more

THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION MANDATE

The Electoral Commission was set up under Article 60 of the 1995 Constitution of The Republic of Uganda.
Details covering The Commissions establishment and mandate can be accessed in Articles 60 to 67 inclusive.

The functions of the EC are outlined under Article 61 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda as follows;
(a) To ensure that regular, free and fair elections are held;
(b) To organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in accordance with the Constitution;

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Mission: "To organise and conduct regular free and fair elections and referenda professionally, impartially, and efficiently"

Vision: "To be a model Institution and center of excellence in election management”

Goal: “To promote participatory democracy and good governance for the country’s prosperity.”

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