Press Release

29/02/2016: Polling Date for Chairpersons & Councillors for Municipalities and KCCA Divisions

Polling Date for Chairpersons and Councillors for Municipalities and Kampala Capital City Divisions, Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

The Electoral Commission informs candidates, voters and the general public that elections for Chairpersons and Councillors for the Municipalities and Kampala Capital City Divisions will be held on Wednesday 2nd March 2016.

Polling shall take place at all polling stations within all municipalities in Uganda, and the five (5) divisions of Kampala Capital City, starting at 7:00am and closing at 4:00pm.

Monday, February 29, 2016

26/02/2016 Date and Venues for Elections of Regional Youth MPs

The Electoral Commission informs the general public and the youth in particular, that 28th – 29th February 2016 has been appointed as the period for convening regional delegates’ meetings for the purpose of election of Regional Youth Representatives to Parliament.

The meetings will be held at the following four (4) regional centres:

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Region

Friday, February 26, 2016

25/02/2016 Polling Dates for Various Positions in the 2016 General Elections

Polling Dates for the Various Elective Positions in the 2016 General Elections

The Electoral Commission has appointed the dates below for various elections under the programme for 2016 General Elections:

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Elective Position

Polling Date

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Friday, February 26, 2016

24/02/2016 Suspension of Election of District Councillor for Makindye III (KCCA)

Suspension of Polling Activities for the Election of District/City Directly Elected Councillor for Makindye III Electoral Area, Kampala Capital City

The Electoral Commission, in accordance with Section 50 of the Electoral Commission Act, CAP 140, informs candidates, their agents and voters in Makindye III Electoral Area, Kampala Capital City, that polling for the election of the District/City Directly Elected Councillor has been suspended.

The suspension has been made as a result of non-inclusion of one of the nominated candidates on the ballot paper.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

24/02/2016 Suspension of Elections of District Chairperson for Kyankwanzi District

The Electoral Commission hereby informs candidates, their agents, voters and the general public in Kyankwanzi District

that the polling process for purposes of the District Chairperson scheduled for today, Wednesday, 24th February, 2016, has been suspended.

The suspension has been made as a result of misallocation of candidates’ symbols during the printing of ballot papers.

Please note that the suspension does not affect the elections for Directly-elected Councilor and Women Councilor to the District Local Government Council.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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).

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

12/02/2016: Statement on Preparations for the General Elections 2016

  • Progress of the Campaigns Meetings/Rallies

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

Friday, February 12, 2016

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