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Organisation : Electoral Commission
Facility : Why Register as a Voter
Country : Uganda

Website : http://www.ec.or.ug/?q=content/why-register-voter

Why Register as a Voter :

A registered voter enjoys the following privileges :
** He/She may contest for any desired elective posts,

Related : Check Your Votability Uganda Electoral Commission : www.electionin.org/2177.html

** He/She is permitted to nominate or second a candidate of his/her choice or sign supporters list during nominations.

** He/She is allowed to vote for a candidate of his/her choice.
** He/She is allowed to sign a petition to seek redress, in the event of any election results.

Where and how to vote :
** You must be on the electoral register to vote in elections and referenda and this is done by registering and you should be 18 years by the close of the update Exercise conducted by the Electoral Commission.

** Thus, when a Voters’ roll for each polling station in a parish has been compiled and only persons whose names appear on the roll are entitled to vote at an election (Section 19(12) Electoral Commission Act 1997).

** You can check for where you vote from our website or by sending an sms of your Voter Number, Application ID or National

FAQs :
1. What do the letters “EC” stand for?
EC Stands for Electoral Commission
2. How many persons make up the Commission?
The commission is made up of 7 persons a chairperson, deputy vice person and 5 Commissioners

3. Who is the National Returning Officer of Uganda?
The National Returning Officer of Uganda is the Chairperson of Electoral Commission
4. Who is eligible to vote in Uganda?
All Registered Ugandan. In Uganda, all citizens of 18 years and above are eligible to register on the National Voters’ Register.

About Us :
Uganda is among the few African countries with a heritage of kingdoms and chieftainships characterized by centralized leadership systems.

Under this system, hereditary leaders administered their societies through institutionalized councils, for example the Lukiiko in Buganda Kingdom, or the Orukurato in Bunyoro and Tooro kingdoms (assemblies that had representatives drawn from each clan and other royal appointees), and the Council of Elders in other pre-colonial communities.

In either case, the representatives had to meet prescribed criteria to qualify to rule or represent the people. Hence the concept of legitimacy of leadership is not a new concept.

However, elections have since become the basis of ensuring legitimacy of government, as those who are governed express their consent through (regular) elections.

Contact Us :
Electoral Commission.,
Plot 55 Jinja Road ,
Kampala ,Uganda.
P.O.Box 22678,Kampala, Uganda

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