The Electoral Commission has kicked off the display of the National Voter’s Register in preparation for the upcoming by-election for the local government councils.
The exercise began Monday 8th and ends next week on Wednesday November 17th.
According to the EC chairman justice Simon Byabakama, the by-election will only take place in those areas across the country where vacancies exist.
“The display shall begin at 8am to 6pm at all polling stations in the affected electoral areas on each of the appropriated dates including weekends. The display helps voters check the correctness of the particulars on the voters register” Byabakama says.
He explains that the display also helps the voters to confirm that their photographs appear against correct particulars on the register and where need be, they will be able to raise objections to inclusion and or removal of a Voter’s particulars on the register.
“In addition, it’s meant to enable voters report to the Display Officer the following categories of people: those who died, those who are under 18years of age, those who reside or originate from a parish other than the one they are registered in and those who appear more than once on the voters register” he said, adding that the commission will issue temporary Voter Location Slips for voters during the display period so that they can conveniently locate their respective polling stations on the polling day.
The commission said the list of people recommended for deletion from the national Voter’s Register shall be displayed for a period of six days after the ongoing display.
This is from November 18 to 23 2021 at the respective parish/ward headquarters within the said electoral area.
“Those affected by this deletion will be able to raise objections to the parish/ward tribunal which shall make the final decision. EC urges those involved in this exercise to follow the laid down guidelines by the commission in accordance with ministry of health SOPs on COVID 19, which includes wearing a mask, hand washing and social distancing” the EC boss Byabakama says.