In preparation for the 2020-2021 General Elections, the Electoral Commission will conduct a nationwide exercise as follows:
- Verify the particulars of voters on the National Voters’ Register at the village level; and,
- Identify all Persons with Disability (PWDs) in each village.
The verification and identification exercise will be conducted in all villages throughout Uganda from Monday 21st October to Monday 28th October 2019.
The purpose of the verification exercise is to confirm the particulars of voters on the National Voters’ Register at the village level, while the purpose of identifying all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the respective villages is for purposes of compiling the Village PWDs Registers.
The verification of voters and identification of Persons with Disability will be conducted by the Parish Supervisor (Verification Officer).
The Local Council I (LCI) chairpersons shall convene Village Council meetings in their respective villages during which the Parish Supervisor (Verification Officer) will conduct the above verification and identification.
During these meetings, members of the village will be able to scrutinise and identify particulars of persons who are not eligible to be on the Voters’ Register for their village, for example, the dead.
The Electoral Commission appeals to all stakeholders in the electoral process to participate in this important exercise and in accordance with the issued Guidelines.