Press Release

Statement on the Arrest of Candidate Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu

The Electoral Commission has taken note of the arrest of Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Party, allegedly for violating the Guidelines issued regarding the conduct of Presidential Campaign Meetings.

The Commission has also noted media statements indicating that some Presidential Candidates have suspended their campaign programmes as a result of the above arrest. We wish to advise any such Candidates to officially address the changes in their respective campaign programmes to the Electoral Commission.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Observations on the Conduct of Candidates During Campaigns for 2021 General Elections

Candidates’ campaign meetings for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections commenced on Monday 9th November 2021, across the country.

The Electoral Commission wishes to appreciate candidates who have organised and conducted public meetings in accordance with the Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for conducting campaigns in a COVID-19 environment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Appointment of Polling Date for Presidential Elections 2021

Following the conclusion of the above nomination exercise, the Electoral Commission has appointed the period from 9th November 2020 until 12th January 2020 for the purpose of conducting candidates’ campaign meetings for Presidential Elections, 2021. The Electoral Commission has further appointed 14th January 2020 as the polling date for Presidential Elections 2021.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Preparations for Nomination of Candidates for Presidential Elections 2021

The Electoral Commission appointed Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2020 as the dates for nomination of candidates for Presidential Elections, 2021. The nomination exercise will be conducted at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds, starting at 9:00am and ending at 5pm on each of the appointed dates. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Campaign and Polling Dates for 2021 General Elections

The Electoral Commission conducted the nomination of candidates for Local Government Councils and Parliamentary Elections, from 21st September to 5th October and on 15th and 16th October 2021, respectively. The nomination exercise attracted a high number of aspirants who include party-sponsored candidates and independents. The Commission is compiling the details of all nominated candidates and will publish the results in due course.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Revision of Polling Date for District/City Youth Committees

The Electoral Commission informs the general public and particularly members of Youths electoral college, that the elections of District and City Youth Committees, which were scheduled to be conducted on Friday 16th October 2020, have been postponed to Monday 19th October 2020. The postponement has been made to enable smooth conduct of nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections, which will be conducted on 15th and 16th October 2020, at the respective District/City Headquarters.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Guidelines for Nomination of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021

The Electoral Commission has appointed Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020 as the dates for nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021. The nominations shall be conducted at the respective district/city headquarters across the country, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm on each of the appointed dates. An aspiring candidate for Member of Parliament shall be a citizen of Uganda and a registered voter.

 

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Revision of Dates for Nomination of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021

Following presentations from various stakeholders including the Parliament of Uganda on the above subject matter, the Electoral Commission has revised the programme for the nomination of candidates for Parliamentary Elections 2021, from Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th 2020, to Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020.

The nominations shall be conducted at the respective District/City headquarters across the country, beginning at 9:00am and ending at 5:00pm on each of the appointed dates.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Extension of Period for Nomination of Candidates for Local Government Councils Elections

Due to high numbers of aspirants at the nomination centers since the beginning of the exercise, and in accordance with the powers vested in the Commission under Section 50 of the Electoral Commission Act, the Electoral Commission has taken a decision to extend the nomination exercise, which was scheduled to close on Thursday 1st October 2020, for four (4) more days, that is, from Friday 2nd October to Monday 5th October 2020, including Saturday and Sunday, after which, there will be no further extension.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Preparation for Nomination of Candidates for General Elections and Updates on Other Activities Under the Roadmap for 2020/2021 General Elections

 Progress of Special Interest Groups (SIG) Elections, 2020

The Electoral Commission has concluded the conduct of elections for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Committees from the Village to the Sub County level.

The Commission wishes to appreciate all those stakeholders who have participated in the electoral process to-date. As you are aware, this electoral process is progressive and the next levels will be conducted as follows:

Friday, September 18, 2020

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