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Facility : How to Register to Vote
Country : Uganda

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Register to Vote : https://www.ec.or.ug/
General Election/ Home Page : http://www.ec.or.ug/

How to register :

In Uganda, registration of voters is optional and is done on a continuous, yet voluntary basis and is open to any one who qualifies to vote.

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Every voter should endeavor to check the status of his/her registration prior to any election or referenda.

Anyone who holds the following status at the time of registration may be registered as a voter :
1. Is a citizen of Uganda;
2. Has attained the minimum age of 18 years;
3. Is a resident, or originates from that parish where he/she intends to vote.

The registration team may be found at the following locations:
1. Office of the District Registrar, located at every district headquarters, in Uganda;
2. At the Voter Registration section at Electoral Commission headquarters, Kampala and
3. When the mobile teams announce their programmes in the Parishes, or at the Show grounds, or at major functions.

Legal Basis for Voter Registration :

** The legal basis for conducting voter registration in Uganda is Article 59(1) of the Constitution of Uganda (1995), which states that It is the duty of every citizen of Uganda of eighteen years of age or above to register as a voter for public elections and referenda. reg1

** According to section 19(1) of the Electoral Commission Act (1997), a person aged at least 18 years and he/she is citizen of Uganda may register as a voter in a parish where he/she originates from or resides.
** Thus, 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).

1. The National Photo-Bearing Voters’ Register (PVRIS OR NVR) :
This is the Basic Register in current use at any general election. It is the one used in the Presidential elections, Directly Elected Members of Parliament, District Woman Members of Parliament, Local Government Chairpersons, Directly elected Councilors, and Women Councilors at the District, Municipality, and Sub County levels. Voting at all these elections are by Universal Adult Suffrage and by Secret Ballot.

The PVRIS Register bears the Voter’s bio-data, which includes the following :
** Passport Photograph;
** Surname and other names;
** Electoral areas, i.e., District, Constituency, Sub County, Parish, Village, and Polling Station;
** The Date of Birth and Sex; &.
** Voters Code number.
Those whose names are not included in this register do not enjoy any of the benefits of a voter as mentioned above.

2. Special Interest Groups’ Register :
** The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda seeks redress on certain interest groups, which by virtue of history were marginalized.
** It provides for affirmative action with their representation at some strategic levels of government.
** Elections of representatives of these groups are normally constituted by designated Electoral Colleges using such registers.
** Their mode of voting is still by secret ballot.
** The Electoral College Registers bear similar bio-data as those of the PVRIS Register.
Any person whose names appear on the Electoral College register may vote, but only those whose names appear on the PVRIS register may contest for any positions of leadership.

The Special Interest groups include :
** Workers, represented only in Parliament.
** Persons With Disability, represented at all levels,
** Youth, represented at all levels,
** Uganda Peoples Defense Force, represented at Parliament.

3.The Village Rol l:
** Elections of the Village Local Council Executives, is provided for in the Local Government Act currently being amended, uses a village text register, which bears names and other particulars of the registered residents in that village.
** The bona-fide village councilor may not necessarily be Ugandan by citizenship, but as long as such persons are of 18 years and above and reside or originate in that village, they are entitled to vote. Uganda currently has approximately 50,000 villages and each village is perceived as a polling station; hence 50,000 village registers.

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  1. I would like to be transferred from Kampala namungoona to Kavumba wakiso district

  2. How should I change my polling station on line

  3. KASABHAI KIRARIR AL SIRAJ SAAD

    MY NIN NO IS CM6400910KMCLG

    WANT TO KNOW WHERE I WILL VOTE FROM.
    THANKS.

  4. KASABHAI KIRARIR AL SIRAJ SAAD

    NIN- CNG400910KMCLG

    WHERE WILL I VOTE FROM

  5. my NIN No IS CMG400910KMCLG
    Want to know where I will vote from.
    Thanks.

  6. My Id was stolen in September, last year. Please help me in getting new Id.

  7. Senkusu Steven Senyonga

    I want to know my national id card number.

  8. I want to know the polling station. My no is 52116160010604.

  9. Please locate for my polling station. I never got my I’d. My application id is 0236020000DJU.

  10. Kiridde Augustine Eddie

    Please text me my polling station location. I registered but didn’t get my id. My application code is 16086712 and previous voters number is 10000761275477154.

  11. I never got my national ID. My application number is 0013620000c77 and enrollment location code is 52114156031603.

  12. Where can I find my polling station? Application ID: 10859300007GT. Date of birth : 15/08/1986

  13. My National NIN is CM88046101T41K. I would like to know my polling station please.

  14. 1185630000A2j
    Can you please text me my polling station?

    1. Kindly you please text my polling station, I have register for my National ID but my ID aren’t out yet however I have got my old Voters Card I’m going to be allowed to cast in my vote? Kindly advise thanks.

      Oboma Simon
      Voters Number: 12004010209.

  15. ASABAMICHAEL KABAGAMBE

    District : Ntoroko
    Card number : 000315635
    From which polling station am I supposed to vote?
    Kindly I need your help.

  16. Please text me my poling station.
    My NIN is: CM74076102C3UA

    1. Error! No voter with those details was registered

  17. I voted in 2011 but did not register for national ID. Am I eligible to vote?

    1. From the Website :

      All Registered Ugandan. In Uganda, all citizens of 18 years and above are eligible to register on the National Voters’ Register.

  18. MY APPLICATION NO: 1086530000F90
    I HAVE TRIED TO SEND A MESSAGE TO EC. BUT MY RECORDS ARE NO WHERE? AND EVEN I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY NATIONAL ID.

  19. HOW CAN I GET MY VOTER SLIP WITHOUT A NATIONAL ID?

    1. From the Website :

      A voter shall receive his or her VLS from the VLS Issuing Officer and acknowledge receipt.

  20. Nahabwe Paul (born 1975)

    Can you transfer me from Kampala to Kiruhura? I dont want to lose my vote.

  21. I registered frm Makindye Lusaka. My ID Number is 001320399. I want to know my polling station.

  22. CM88001101XALJ
    Please text me my polling station.


    1. Voter Information :

      Surname : OKELLO
      Other Names : ALEX
      Gender : M
      Voter Number : 62262835
      Village : LWALA
      You are registered at :
      District : APAC
      Constituency : KWANIA COUNTY
      Sub County : NAMBIESO
      Parish : ANWANGI
      Polling Station : ORIYE A

  23. Identification of your polling station by sending your NIN number to 8228 is non functional. Please can it be fixed ad soon as possible? We need to know our polling stations.

  24. KIKULWE GODFREY GRACIA

    My National ID No. 001865534. I would like to know my polling station please.

    1. Now the website is not loading properly to know your polling station. Keep trying the website in low traffic period.

  25. Can you allow to vote after misplacing your national id?

  26. I have my voter’s personal ID NO as 00888236, but didn’t got my nation ID- while I registered by Application ID as 1050320000AGu.

  27. I ENTER MY NIN CM86049102KNTB TO KNOW MY POLLING STATION BUT NO RECORDS WERE FOUND. WHY?

    1. This is ridiculous!!! I have just entered my ID Number. To my surprise it is in some one else name. How possible is that? I am a proud citizen of UG & WOULD LIKE TO EXERCISE MY RIGHTS TO VOTE. I have no ID & I do not come from OYAM?
      CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS?

  28. Where will vote from?

  29. Where am I going to vote from?

    1. What is your NIN number?

  30. HOW DO I GET TO KNOW MY POLLING STATION IN UGANDA?

    1. Enter Voter Number or ApplicationID or National ID Number (NIN) in the below link to get voter details.
      http://ec.or.ug/search/byid/

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