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
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

Electoral Programme for By-election of District Woman MP for Moroto District

The vacancy of the District Woman Member of Parliament for Moroto District occurred following the death of the former MP Hon. Annie Logiel. As required by law the statutory deadline for conducting a Parliamentary by-election is sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy. The Commission received the notice on 27th February 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 27th April 2017.

By-election of MP for Kamuli Municipality

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Kamuli Municipality occurred when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of former MP Hon. Rehema Watongola. As required by law the statutory deadline for conducting a Parliamentary by-election is sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Commission received the notice on 17th February 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 17th April 2017.

Establishment and Mandate of the Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is established under Article 60 and mandated under Article 61 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 (as amended) to organise, conduct and supervise regular, free and fair elections and referenda, among other functions. In order to fulfill its mandate, the Commission is guided by its mission and vision.

The Commission’s mission is to organise and conduct regular, free and fair elections and referenda professionally, impartially and efficiently; while its vision is to be a model institution and centre of excellence in Election Management.

Guidelines for Issuance of Voter Location Slips

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In accordance with Section 33 (1) and (2) of the Electoral Commission Act (Cap 140), the Commission shall, by notice in the Gazette, appoint a Returning Officer for each electoral district who shall take steps to inform voters as early as possible of the particular polling stations at which they are required to vote and also that the circumstances should be such as to guarantee orderly voting without confusion.