Press Release

20/02/2016: Declaration of Presidential Elections Results

The Electoral Commission appointed 18th February 2016 as the polling date for Presidential (and Parliamentary) Elections. The process of tallying the results of the election has been concluded and the results declared, in accordance with Article 103(7) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (as amended) and Section 57 of the Presidential Elections Act (as amended).

18/02/2016: The Polling Process for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

As you are aware, today, 18th February 2016, has been a polling day for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. Polling started on time, in various parts of the country, and polling stations have reported a smooth start.

There was a delay in delivery of polling materials in some parts of Wakiso District and Kampala Capital City. The Electoral Commission regretted the delay and extended an apology to the voters in the affected stations.

However, polling materials were later delivered to all these places and polling commenced in most of the places.

18/02/2016: Delay of Opening Polls in Kampala and Wakiso Districts

Today, 18th February 2016, is polling day for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. Polling has started on time, in various parts of the country, and polling stations have reported a smooth start.

However, there has been a delay in delivery of polling materials in some parts of Wakiso District and Kampala Capital City. The Electoral Commission regrets the delay.

The polling materials have now been delivered to all these places and polling has commenced in most of the places.

27/1/2016: Update on Preparations for General Elections 2016

The Commission would like to update the country on preparations for the upcoming general elections as follows: 

Progress of the Campaigns Meetings/Rallies

Campaign meetings/rallies organized by candidates contesting for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections are going on in various electoral areas across the country. Campaigns have largely been peaceful.

30/12/2015: Nominations in Constituencies Where Nominated Candidates Died

The Electoral Commission has appointed Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th January, 2016 as dates for nomination of candidates for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils in the following electoral areas where death occurred of nominated candidates: 
 
1.    District Woman Representative to Parliament, Bukomansimbi District;  
2.    Sub County Chairperson, Muko Sub County, Kabale District;    
3.    Sub County Councillor, Mugulu Parish, Namungo Sub County, Mityana District;

23/12/2015: Guidelines for Candidates Campaign Meetings for General Elections 2016

Campaign meetings/rallies organized by candidates contesting for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections are going on in various electoral areas across the country. 

The electorate is encouraged to attend the campaign meetings/rallies and listen to the various candidates so that they can make an informed choice on polling day. 

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