Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Elections for Administrative Units and Women Councils/Committees
Commissioners and Secretary EC
Commissioners and Secretary EC
The BVVK is used for Verifing Voters on the Polling Station
The BVVK is used for Verifing Voters on the Polling Station
Presiding Officer in-charge of a polling station
Presiding Officer in-charge of a polling station
Everyone is entitled to vote
Everyone is entitled to vote
Checking of Voter Detail from a BVVK(Biometric Voter Verification Kit)
Checking of Voter Detail from a BVVK(Biometric Voter Verification Kit)
Presiding Officers
Presiding Officer and Polling Assistants at a Polling Station
Voter secretly making a choice of their candidate inside the basin
Voter secretly making a choice of their candidate inside the basin
It is the right of every Uganda to cast their vote for their candidate of choice
It is the right of every Uganda to cast their vote for their candidate of choice
Checking for the names of a voter by the presiding official
Checking for the names of a voter by the presiding official
Counting Votes
Counting Votes at a polling station by Presiding official

Latest EC News:

In preparation for the 2020-2021 General Elections, and in accordance with Section 25 of the...

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Tuesday, 18 Feb, 2020

The Electoral Commission informs the general public that the exercise for general update of the...

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Monday, 23 Dec, 2019

The Electoral Commission has noted a fictitious vacancy announcement circulating on various...

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Thursday, 26 Dec, 2019

The Electoral Commission has decided to further extend the update period from tomorrow Tuesday...

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Monday, 16 Dec, 2019

Electoral Commission Statistics:

No. of Districts: 135 No. of Consistencies: 296
No. of Sub counties: 2,057 No. of Parishes: 10,011
No. of Polling Stations: 34236 No. of Villages: 68,649
 
No. of Voters: 16,435,315  

Note: Statistics are as at 21st November, 2019

Warning About Fictitious Job Vacancy Announcements

The Electoral Commission has noted a fictitious vacancy announcement circulating on various social media platforms calling for applications to fill positions within its structure at the district level, that is, Sub County Supervisor, Parish Supervisor and Enrollment Officers.

The Electoral Commission would like to inform and warn the general public that this is a fake job announcement designed and placed by fraudulent persons with the intention of misleading and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public.

Please note that the recruitment and appointment of temporary field election staff is done in a transparent process, where vacant positions are announced in mainstream media channels and the official Electoral Commission website: www.ec.or.ug.

In addition to the above, the Electoral Commission does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process for any position in its structure.

The Electoral Commission requests any member of the public, who receives such an offer for a job with the Commission in a manner contrary to the above, to report to the nearest Police Station, or their respective District Electoral Commission office, or the Electoral Commission Head Office located on Plot 55 Jinja Road, Kampala.

The public can also use the following telephone numbers to notify the Commission of such cases: 0414 337500/0414 337513 or 0312 211050.

The Electoral Commission warns the general public to watch against scams using the organisation's name or claiming to be acting on our behalf.

Sam A. Rwakoojo, Secretary, Electoral Commission

 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

EC Concludes Update of the National Voters’ Register

The Electoral Commission informs the general public that the exercise for general update of the National Voters’ Register ends today, Monday 23rd 2019, at all registration/update centers countrywide.

The general update exercise commenced on Thursday 21st November 2019, and was scheduled to end on 11th December 2019  but was extended for an additional five days (12th December - 16th December 2019, and a further extension of seven days, from 17th December to 23rd December 2019.

The Commission made the above extensions because of the unfavorable weather conditions in many parts of the country and high turn up of applicants at update stations. The extended period provided an opportunity for eligible persons who had not yet registered to do so.

There shall be no further extension of the exercise.

Accordingly, Monday 23rd December 2019 was appointed as the cut off date for registration of voters throughout Uganda. Registration as a voter and application for transfer of voting particulars from one polling station to another will not be conducted after today.

The Commission appreciates the support of various stakeholders in the electoral process for their role in mobilising eligible persons to register and/or apply for transfer of voting location.

The Electoral Commission reminds all stakeholders to participate in the other electoral activities as scheduled in the Roadmap for the 2020/2021 General Elections.

May this Festive Season bring us great joy and renew our commitment and partnership as Ugandans, towards building a strong sustainable democracy through peaceful, free and fair elections.

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, 2020 

Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon

Chairperson, Electoral Commission

 

Monday, December 23, 2019

EC Gives 7 Additional Days for Voter Register Update

The Electoral Commission has decided to further extend the update period from tomorrow Tuesday 17th December 2019 for seven (7) more days, ending on Monday 23rd December 2019, after which, there will be no further extension.

This exercise will continue to be conducted at update stations in each parish throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, throughout the extended period, including weekends.

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

EC Extends Period for Update of the National Voters' Register

The Electoral Commission is undertaking the update of the National Voters’ Register for purposes of the 2020/2021 General Elections. The general update exercise commenced on Thursday 21st November 2019 and was scheduled to close tomorrow, Wednesday 11th December 2019.

However, due to higher numbers of applicants at the update centers since the beginning of this week, and requests from key stakeholders in the electoral process, the Electoral Commission has found it necessary and taken a decision to extend the update period, which was scheduled to close on Wednesday 11th December 2019, for five (5) more days, starting from Thursday 12th and ending Monday 16th December 2019, after which, there will be no further extension.

This exercise will continue to be conducted at update stations in each parish throughout Uganda, starting from 8:00am to 6:00pm, throughout the extended period, including weekends.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Guidance to Aspirants on Conducting Consultative Meetings and Campaigns

The Electoral Commission has noted with concern that a number of persons aspiring for various elective positions in the General Election, 2021 have started conducting public meetings supposedly to consult the electorate in preparation for their candidature in the 2021 Elections.

At the same time, some aspirants are organising campaign meetings and addressing rallies, putting up posters, distributing campaign materials and soliciting for votes contrary to the campaign period set out in the Electoral Roadmap issued by the Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Commission wishes to clarify that at this moment in the electoral calendar, there are no persons nominated as candidates for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils elections. All aspirants are therefore, urged to refrain from engaging in active campaigns for these elective positions (More...).

Friday, May 17, 2019