The Electoral Commission (EC) has issued a program to conduct by-elections for Local Government Councils, including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), in electoral areas across the country where vacancies exist. (The European Commission has set the dates for local government council by-elections )
A total of 56 vacancies for Chairpersons and councilor’s will be filled in the various Local Government Councils across the country as a result of deaths and resignations.
According to the by–election schedule, the National Voters’ Register will be updated from Monday, June 20th to Friday, June 24th, 2022, at update stations in each parish/ward in the above electoral areas.
According to Paul Bukenya, the EC spokesperson, the commission has set Friday, June 24, 2022 as the deadline for voter registration and voting location transfers in the affected electoral areas. “After this date, voter registration and transfer from one polling station to another within parishes/wards in the above-mentioned affected electoral areas will not take place.” Bukenya was highlighted.
From Monday, July 11th to Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, the Commission will display the Voters’ Register at each polling station in the affected electoral areas. During this display period, the Commission will distribute Voting Location Slips (VLS) to registered voters to help them locate their polling station on election day.
“Following the display exercise, the lists of all persons recommended for deletion from the Voters’ Register will be displayed at the respective Parish/Ward Headquarters within the affected electoral areas for a period of six days, from the 22nd to the 27th of July 2022.” EC says
It goes on to say that the nomination of candidates will take place over two days, on Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 and Thursday 4th August, 2022, at the respective City/District Headquarters.
The commission notes that candidate campaign meetings will be held for eleven days, from Saturday, August 6, 2022, to Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Bukenya states that voting for Councilors representing Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will take place on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, and voting for Chairpersons and Councilor’s will take place on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at polling stations in the affected electoral areas. (The European Commission has set the dates for local government council by-elections – celebrity jazz ug )