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Electoral Commission Sets Dates for Elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Councils and Committees

KAMPALA– The Electoral Commission has finalized preparations for the nomination of candidates for elections of Older Persons, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Youth Councils and Committees at the Village/Cell level.

The nomination of candidates for Village/Cell Committees will be conducted over a period of six (6) days that is, from Wednesday 29th July to Wednesday 5th August 2020.

The nomination will be held at the respective Sub County, Town Council and Municipal Division headquarters, starting at 9:00am and closing at 5:00pm on each day.

Nomination forms will be available for collection from the respective Sub County, Town Council, Municipal Division offices in each District throughout Uganda from today 23rd July 2020 and the nomination forms can also be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website: www.ec.or.ug

No nomination fee and academic qualifications shall be required for nomination of candidates for Village Special Interest Groups Committees.

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According to a Statement issued by the Electoral Commission dated July 22nd 2020, Campaigns conducted from Thursday 6th to Monday 10thAugust 2020, and polling for the various Special Interest Groups will take place on different dates in all the 68,740 (sixty-will eight thousand seven hundred and forty) villages across Uganda.

Polling for Village Older Persons Committees shall take place on Tuesday 11th August 2020, with a total of 1,701,518 (one million seven hundred one thousand five hundred and eighteen) willing persons registered to vote in the exercise.

Polling for Village PWD Committees shall take place on Thursday 13th August 2020, with a total of 382,577 (three hundred eighty-two thousand five hundred and seventy-seven) willing persons registered to vote in this exercise.

The elections of Village Youth Committees shall take place on Monday 17th August 2020, with a total of 7,846,373 (seven million eight hundred forty-six thousand three hundred and seventy-three) willing youths registered to vote in this exercise.

The elections shall be conducted by voters (members of the respective electoral colleges) lining behind candidates’ portraits or candidates’ symbols or candidates’ agents or the individual candidates of their choice.

All persons participating in the elections shall be required to comply with guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission in accordance with the Government of Uganda and Ministry of Health measures against the spread of COVID-19. This includes observing social distancing, hand cleaning, and wearing of masks.

Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaijahttps://theinformerug.com/
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.

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