EC Releases LC 1 Election Program: Voting and Counting to Last Only 30 Mins
The Electoral Commission has issued a road map to the Local Council and Women council elections set for later this year. Addressing journalists in Kampala today morning , Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama said the election program will kick off in October and polling set for 21st November 2017.
He said the polling will follow registration of residents into a voters’ register scheduled for October 26 and 30; followed by a display of voter’s register, nomination and campaigning. The LC 1 elections will not be by a secret ballot as it is at other levels of elections.
The Electoral Commission estimates that the lining, voting and actual vote counting will only take 30 minutes. Justice Byabakama said that from 7am to 11 am, there will be assembly and verification of the voters by the village presiding officer followed by voter education, before the actual polling and counting of votes kicks off at 11am to 11:30am.