Over 1 million new voters to miss out on 2021 polls.
A new report by CEDDU and NGO Forum on the update on the concluded national voters register reveals that over one million (43%) new young voters who have just made 18 years are likely to miss out on voting for the leaders of their choice.
According to the national coordinator, CEDDU, Charity Ahimbisibwe, the findings of the report reveals that most of these young and energetic voters were being asked to present national IDs which they didn’t have as well as the NIN.
With most of them bounced by the registration officers, they opted to give up on having themselves registered for the 2020/21 exercise. The findings further reveal cases of extortion, low levels of voter education, sharing of data kits among others.
CEDDU now cautions that the coming electoral exercise is well publicized and organized to help the voters go through the set steps if the country is to have a smooth and credible electoral process.