EC Sets December 16 For Kayunga LC5 by-election

Simon Byabakama

The Electoral Commission has set December 16 this year as the polling date for the election of new LC5 chairperson for Kayunga district.
According to a detailed roadmap for the conduct of Local Government Council By-elections 2021 from the Electoral Commission, on the same day and date, even other local government councils across the country with vacancies will be filled.

The commission says nominations for candidates at respective district headquarters will take place between 29-30 next month. The commission says campaigns will kick off from December 2-14.

Aware of issues of electoral malpractices such as use of fake academic documents or failure to resign among others, the commission has set six days running from December 1-6 to hear complaints and also inspect candidates’ nomination papers. The returning officers will have a meeting with candidates to harmonize campaign program and also formulate laison committees on the date of December 1 after nominations.

Serubogo Ffeffekka

The commission says recruitment of polling day officials will be on December 2-3, issuance of accreditation tags to political parties/observers on the same day and date, while display of polling day officials will be on December 6-13.
“The training of polling day officials, tally clerks, candidates’ agents and issuance of appointment letters will be on December 9-10” the commission says.

The same EC says update of the national voters register will take place between October 22-26, recruitment of officials to conduct the display the voters register on October 29-30 while display of these names of the recruited officials will take place between November 1-8 next month.

The display will be at the office of the district returning officer and respective sub-county headquarters.
“Training of display officers, Voter Location Slips officials, supervisors and issuance of appointment letters will take place on November 3-4” the commission says.

It adds that the display of voters’ register at polling stations in the affected electoral areas and issuance of VLS by parish supervisors is set for November 8-17 while display of parish tribunal recommendations for deletion from or inclusion on the register at the parish/ward headquarters is set for November 18-23.

“The Electoral Commission calls upon all stakeholders in the affected areas to participate in the above activities in accordance with the guidelines for the by-elections”

the EC says.

Kayunga district LC5 seat fell vacant after it’s former leader Serubogo Ffeffekka died in a mysterious death. He was found hanging on a tree. Serubogo belonged to main opposition party National Unity Platform (NUP) led by Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

The EC has now set December 16 to reelect a new chairperson while the polling day and tallying of results for Special Interest Groups is set for December 15 across the country.
See detailed program attached.

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