Press Release

Statement on Final Preparations for By-election of District Woman MP for Iganga

Final Preparations for By-election of District Woman Member of Parliament for Iganga

In preparation for the by-elections, the Electoral Commission conducted the update of the National Voters’ Register for Iganga District, for a period from 7th - 11th August 2017 and thereafter, a display of the Register at all polling stations in the district for a period of ten (10) days, from Monday 21st to Wednesday 30th August 2017.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Statement on Administrative Units and Women Councils and Committees Elections 2017

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for conduct of Administrative Unit Elections from the Village (LC I) level to the Parish (LC II) level, and Women Councils and Committees Elections from the Village to the National Level.

The Commission has further issued comprehensive guidelines to enable stakeholders participate in the entire electoral programme, which is progressive in nature, that is, from the village to the parish (in the case of Administrative Units) and from village to national level, in the case of Women Councils and Committees.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Adjusted Summary Programme for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-Created Districts

The Electoral Commission has adjusted the programme for the elections of District Woman Representative to Parliament, District Chairperson and Local Government Councilors (where applicable) in the new districts of Bunyangabu, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

Political parties and organisations, aspiring candidates, voters and all other stakeholders are urged to note that the Display of Voter’s Register at polling stations will now be conducted from 28th August to 1st September 2017.

Friday, August 11, 2017

By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Iganga District

Programme for By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Iganga District

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Iganga District occurred following the death of the former MP, Hon. Kaudha Grace Hailat. As required by law, a Parliamentary by-election must be conducted within sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Commission received the notice on 18th July 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 15th September 2017.

Friday, August 4, 2017

By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Kaabong District

By-election of District Woman Representative to Parliament for Kaabong District

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Kaabong District occurred when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of former MP Tubo Christine Nakwang. As required by law, a Parliamentary by-election must be conducted within sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Commission received the notice on 27th June 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 28th August 2017.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-created Districts

Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-created Districts

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the elections of District Woman Representative to Parliament, District Chairperson and Local Government Councilors (where applicable) for the five (5) newly-created districts that became effective on 1st July, 2017.

The new districts are Bunyangabu, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections and By-elections 2017

A.  Programme for Elections in the Newly-created Districts

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for the elections of District Woman Representative to Parliament, District Chairperson and Local Government Councilors (where applicable) for the five (5) newly-created districts that became effective on 1st July, 2017.

The new districts are Bunyangabu, Kyotera, Namisindwa, Pakwach and Rukiga.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Extension of Update of National Voters’ Register for Kalungu District

Due to higher numbers of the applicants at the update centers since the beginning of the exercise, the Electoral Commission has found it necessary and taken a decision to extend the update period, by an additional three (3) days.

Accordingly, the update exercise which commenced on Monday 10th July, and was scheduled to close today, Friday, 14th July 2017, will now go on until Monday 17th July 2017, after which, there will be no further extension.

Friday, July 14, 2017

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