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Money, Ballot Papers to Be Printed in Uganda

In the wake of coronavirus, President Kaguta Museveni has directed that all Government security documents, such as currency, election materials, passports, identity cards and driving licences be printed in the country to end the haemorrhage of foreign exchange. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, dated March 23,

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EC Postpones SIG Elections Due to Covid-19

Elections for Special Interest Groups (SIGS) have been postponed, the Electoral Commission boss has announced. Special interest groups include; old persons, persons with disabilities and the youth from village to national level. The elections were scheduled to start with nominations of candidates this April, 2020. The postponement has been made as a

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Electoral Commission Changes Nomination Dates

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama has revealed that the nomination dates for presidential, parliamentary and local government elections have been moved from August to October 2020. The revelation follows concerns raised by Members of Parliament that government business would be suffocated if the nominations are in August

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FDC Supports EC’s Request of sh549b to Organise 2021 Elections

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has expressed dismay with the government's reluctance to allocate 'enough' money to organise the 2021 elections. According to Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC Spokesperson, government's reluctance to release funds is a way to keep the population ignorant and easy to exploit. "I think everybody knows that the

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Minister Kasaija Orders EC to Cut Election Budget

The Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has said the government does not have all the money Electoral Commission (EC) requested to finance the 2021 general elections. EC presented a budget of sh700b for 2020/2021, but Kasaija has asked the electoral body to slash the money. Kasaija told MPs

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Museveni Urges Ugandans to Register for 2021 Polls

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged all Ugandans above the age of 18 to register for the 2021 elections. Museveni made the call through a letter dated December 19. The president says that the government will be able to solve the problem of mismanagement of democracy when voters register. “We have had elections

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EC Extends Period for the General Update of the National Voters’ Register

The Electoral Commission has extended the national update for the national voters’ register up to December 13, 2020. The National Voters’ Register is being updated for purposes of the 2020/2021 General Elections. The general update exercise commenced on Thursday 21st November 2019 and was scheduled to close tomorrow, Wednesday 11th December

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Elections for New Districts Delayed Due to No Funding – EC

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama, has said the ability for the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold elections for new districts is hampered by inadequate funds. In his presentation to the Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Byabakama said the EC does not have money to go

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EC Sets Date for LC1 Elections

The Electoral Commission has finally set July 10th as the date for Local Council (LC) and Women Council elections. While addressing a press conference held at the Electoral Commission headquarters on Friday morning, the Commission’s Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama revealed that the set was set after government released the funds for

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