Programme for By-election of Member of Parliament for Kagoma County

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for by-election of Member of Parliament for Kagoma County, Jinja District, as follows:

No. Activities Period
1. Update of the National Voters’ Register 6th-10th April 2017
2. Cut Off date for registration of voters and transfer of voting location in Kagoma County 10th April 2017


Recruitment of officials to conduct Display of the Voters’ Register

13th-14th April 2017


Display of lists of recruited Display officials at the Office of the District Returning Officer and sub county headquarters

13th-18th April


Consultative Meeting with stakeholders in Kagoma County

3rd April 2017


Training of Display Officers, VLS Officials, Supervisors and issuance of appointment letters

20th April


Display of Voter’s Registers at Polling Stations in Kagoma

21st April - 2nd May


Display of Parish Tribunal Recommendations for deletion from or inclusion on the Voters’ Register at the parish headquarters

3rd - 8th May 2017


Nomination of Candidates at Jinja District Headquarters

24th-25th April 2017


Period for inspection of candidates’ nomination papers and lodging of complaints

24th 29th April 2017


Returning Officer’s Meeting with candidates to harmonize campaign programmes and formation of Liaison Committees

26th April 2017



27th April - 9th May


Recruitment of polling day officials (includes written interview)

28th-29th April 2017


Production and issuance of accreditation tags to Political Parties and Organisations and accredited observers

28th April - 9th May


Display of names of polling day officials for inspection at Office of the Returning Officer and Sub-county Headquarters

28th April - 10th May


Issuance of Voter Location Slips (VLS) by Parish Supervisors

8th -10th May 2017


Training at of Polling officials, Tally Clerks, Candidates’ agents and issuance of appointment letters

8th - 9th May 2017


Polling Day and Tallying of results

11th May 2017


The Electoral Commission calls on all stakeholders in Kagoma County to participate in the above activities in accordance with the guidelines for the by-election.

Hon. Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon
Chairperson, Electoral Commission




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